NCAA Official: ‘Continuing Opposition’ To $2,000 Stipend

With the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit percolating, coaches like Bob Stoops speaking out against paying players, and Mark Emmert continuing to back a version of the athlete stipend proposal the NCAA membership forcefully overrode in 2012, the issue of how to compensate NCAA athletes has never been a hotter topic.

Unfortunately, according to Middle Tennessee State president Sidney A. McPhee, that doesn’t mean it’s become any less contentious. Speaking to the Chronicle of Higher Education, McPhee — the head of the NCAA’s Student-Athlete Well-Being Working Group — said Emmert’s stipend proposal isn’t any closer to surviving the override process than it was last year.

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