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You are right - doubly right for that matter, in that, it is a wild idea and it's also not allowed.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by UncleLar 18 months ago
You are correct - football scholarships can not be partial ones. They are all or nothing and can't be split across players.
You mean like $100 hand shakes? No. This would be an improper benefit.
Now, if someone were to fund an academic scholarship and a football player qualified, that'd be okay, but it's shady as balls and would likely violate our academic integrity agreement or whatever the dumbass thing is, ESPECIALLY if the kid graduated with excellent grades.
@ Cory James "For example, you played football at Penn State and you were a QB, you could then donate money for a QB scholarship"
Interesting you chose the QB scholarship as an example. Kerry Collins donated enough money to fund an endowment that covers the costs of future QB scholarships at Penn State. So the QB position is already covered!!
October 12, 2013. PSU 43 - UM 40 (4 OT). Unfortunately this fan wasn't around long enough to see it!
That is not an accurate statement. I'm not going to drag you through the entire NCAA manual but there are plenty of situations where kids can get aid and not count.
That said, the rules that are in place pretty well restrict that aid from any way being manipulated to get around scholarship limits.
This post was edited by UncleLar 18 months ago
Every position is covered.
Donating money for specific endowed scholarship really is just a fundraising ploy. It's a feel good way for making the donor feel like his funds are going toward a specific cause but the net result is no different that if the donor gave the money to the general NLC fund.
If you wanted to donate money and earmark it for the quarterback position at Penn State, I assure you that they would be glad to take it.
They don't count. Players can get aid from those sources.
So how about this as an IDEA that should pass all the tests. (Someone please pass this on if so!). There are many dual athletes out there, guys that play baseball and football; or basketball and football. If you want to add a few add'l talented multi-sport athletes then the baseball team extends a spot as an outfielder who then can opt to walk-on to the football team or the basketball team offers a guy as a Forward who also then walks on to play TE or a Guard who plays DB, etc.
No reason that can't be legitimate. Now,... IF the NCAA or other schools say "that's not in the spirit of the rule", PSU should respond that "we are simply working within the sanctions, limitations and rules as laid out by the NCAA and this is no different then other schools who actively recruited PSU players because it was within the rules". If that angle is not written out in the sanctions, then I say we go for it FULL STEAM AHEAD !!!
Who can look into this? And get that to the staff for official interpretation?
Hope you are all doing well in this storm ... all is going well here in Connecticut!
Forget about it. Those kind of games are expressly prohibited by the NCAA.
Any athlete on scholarship in another sport who plays football must count in football.
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