Kevin Fixler
    Sport Matters

11 November 2011

NCAA evolving, but many still point to endemic problems in current system

Make no mistake, the NCAA is in the midst of an identity crisis, and this will eventually lead to a dramatic overhaul of how the organization functions to fix this ongoing quagmire.

To its credit, college sports’ governing body adopted a handful of changes two weeks ago, most notably allowing individual conferences, if they choose, to provide an additional $2,000 to each athlete. The annual stipend is designed to help cover the incidental costs of attending school that scholarships do not cover. NCAA president Mark Emmert remains steadfast that this move is not a step toward the so-called pay-for-play model.

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