NCAA prez: Stipend not 'pay for play'
HOUSTON -- NCAA president Mark Emmert said Thursday that university leaders across the country are "adamant" about never allowing student to be paid for playing and disputed the suggestion that adding up to $2,000 to athletic scholarships is a move in that direction.
Emmert spoke Thursday to the Houston Economic Club, a week after the Division I Board of Directors approved a set of sweeping reforms. The move included an option for conferences to add up to $2,000 annually to athletic scholarships.
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