Who was going to pull the trigger first, we wondered, when we heard about the NCAA’s approval of living stipends for DI student-athletes.
Erin noted the Title IX implications. But would schools and leagues realize them? Would a school be bullied into providing the stipends by its league? Would scholarship dollars grow further out of whack?
I think I assumed, given the recent upsurge in the pay-for-play debate spurred by Taylor Branch’s Atlantic article, that football would take advantage of the new rule first.