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Class action suit against NCAA clears two hurdles

Updated: October 30, 2006, 1:22 PM ET
By Tom Farrey | ESPN The Magazine

Getting an athletic scholarship could mean getting a "full ride" if a couple of recent federal court decisions are any indication.

Currently, an athletic scholarship -- called a "grant-in-aid" by the NCAA -- can pay for tuition, room, board and required books. Not covered are incidentals, transportation, supplementary books and other expenses that cost another $2,500 a year on average. The plaintiffs in the class-action suit White vs. NCAA that was filed in February argue that schools should ...

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