Is NCAA close to paying its athletes?

Is NCAA close to paying its athletes?
October 24, 2011, 4:11 pm
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WASHINGTON (AP)NCAA President Mark Emmert says he supports a proposal to allow conferences to increase grants to student athletes by 2,000, to more closely approach the full cost of attending college, beyond the athletic scholarships athletes receive for tuition, fees, room, board and books.

Emmert tells the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics on Monday that the proposal will be finalized this week and hell ask the NCAA to support it. He noted that student athletes have limited opportunities to work outside the classroom and playing fields, and that the current model of athletic scholarship hasnt changed for 40 years.

Emmert says hell also ask the board to allow colleges and universities to provide multi-year grants, instead of year-to-year grants.