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NCAA shelves $2,000 athlete stipend

Updated: December 16, 2011, 4:02 AM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA is putting its $2,000 stipend on hold.

The governing body said Thursday the number of schools seeking an override had reached 125 -- the necessary number to suspend the rule until it can be reconsidered by the Division I Board of Directors at January's NCAA convention.

The board passed legislation in October to give some athletes an additional $2,000 toward the full cost-of-tuition, money that would go beyond tuition, room and board, books and fees. Some schools ...

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