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Coaches support athletes' stipends

Updated: January 7, 2013, 10:26 AM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- After decades when paying college athletes was thought to violate the spirit of amateurism, the enormous television revenue generated by sports -- football and basketball in particular -- and the long hours of work by the players have changed the debate.

The head of the NCAA now supports a stipend for athletes to cover costs beyond tuition, books and fees, and both coaches in Monday's Discover BCS National Championship between No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama spoke in support ...

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