Pac-12 Presidents Push Aggressive Sports Reform Plan

May 21, 2014

Presidents of the universities in the Pac-12 Conference are urging the leaders of other major sports programs to adopt a set of significant rules changes that would give athletes more financial support and reduce the demands on them, the Associated Press reported. In a letter to the presidents in the other four so-called power conferences, the Pac-12 chiefs called for increasing the value of athletic scholarships up to the full cost of attendance and guaranteeing them for the full duration of a bachelor's degree, decrease time demands on players in season and out, liberalizing rules restricting transfer between colleges, and strengthening academic requirements teams must meet to qualify for postseason play.

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