Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self says he's no longer completely opposed to providing student athletes with some financial allowance beyond the usual parameters of a scholarship.
Self told The Kansas City Star that while he used to be totally against compensating student-athletes beyond room, board, books, tuition and fees, his opinion has changed. He says he began noticing a disconnect during the NCAA Tournaments when revenue for television and the NCAA piled up, but players' parents had to spend a lot of money following their kids to different tournament sites.
The NCAA passed legislation last year to provide scholarship athletes an additional $2,000 each year, but that legislation later was put on hold when schools expressed concern about the cost.