July 16, 2024

Jayhawks Coach Bill Self Now Supports Pay for Play


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas basketball coach Bill Self says he’s no longer completely opposed to providing student athletes with some financial allowance beyond the usual parameters of a scholarship. Self told The Kansas City Star, that while he used to be totally against compensating student-athletes beyond room, board, books, tuition and fees, his opinion has changed. He says he began noticing a disconnect during the NCAA Tournaments when revenue for television and the NCAA piled up, but players’ parents had to spend a lot of money following their kids to different tournament sites. The NCAA passed legislation last year to provide scholarship athletes an additional $2,000 each year, but that legislation later was put on hold when schools expressed concern about the cost.

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