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  • NCAA'S DEMPSEY FLOATS TWO IDEAS TO PAY STUDENT ATHLETES

         NCAA Exec Dir Cedric Dempsey said the NCAA is considering
    paying its athletes.  Dempsey revealed the "potentially dramatic
    about-face" during the NACDA convention in FL.  If approved,
    Dempsey said, the money most likely would be given to athletes
    "as a loan repaid with pro earnings or from a trust fund funded
    by endorsements," according to Bart Hubbuch of the DALLAS MORNING
    NEWS.  An  NCAA committee is studying two ideas which could be
    proposed as legislation during the NCAA convention next January.
    Dempsey:  "It's a changing world, and we've got to change our
    thinking."  The loan would allow high-profile athletes to get an
    unspecified amount from schools, with the pro leagues setting up
    and running loan programs and identifying potential high draft
    picks who might qualify for extra money.  Under the second
    proposal, "name athletes" would receive money from a trust fund
    tied to their share of endorsement revenue (DALLAS MORNING NEWS,
    6/12).
         NCAA NEWS: A committee examining the NCAA's marketing and
    licensing effort said the Association's current effort "is too
    conservative" and that the NCAA "should be more aggressive and
    flexible."  The report, to be considered at the August meetings,
    concluded that opportunities exist to promote college athletics
    in "a good way" and proposed a joint licensing program with NCAA
    and institutional marks to be used together (NCAA NEWS, 6/3
    issue).
    

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