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  • NCAA CONSIDERING RELAXATION OF OUTSIDE INCOME RULES

         A proposal being considered by the NCAA's Committee on
    Agents and Amateurism would relax strict rules banning college
    athletes from earning outside income, according to the K.C. STAR.
    Committee Chair William Kirwin said the change is part of "three
    cornerstones" to keep agents out of college sports.  The three-
    part plan:  Better education among college athletes about rules
    violations involving agents; financial flexibility allowing
    athletes to better support themselves; and tougher penalties
    against schools and athletes involved with agents.  Included
    would be rule changes lifting the ban on athletes working during
    the off-season, allowing them to earn up to the difference
    between their athletic scholarship and the cost of attending
    school (around $2,000 a year).  The proposal would also permit
    top athletes to borrow during their college years against
    expected future pro earnings (Mike McGraw, K.C. STAR, 7/20).
    

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