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Volume 24 No. 155
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     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).