NCAA approves sweeping scholarship reform

If you have a son or daughter who has an eye on college athletics, it might be a good idea to take note of some of the changes adopted by the NCAA regarding college scholarships and admission requirements. Four major points are that conferences may not vote to allow up to $2000.00 in spending money, or stipends, for athletes; schools must meet minimum graduation requirement quotas to be eligible for post-season play; universities may now offer multi-year scholarships instead of the current format where they must renew each new year, and admission requirements for high school seniors and junior college transfers have become more stringent.