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Will NCAA reforms have tangible benefit?

Networks should pay Coley Harvey Orlando Sentinel With the reforms announced last week, at least we can finally say the NCAA is no longer crawling around aimlessly on its hands and knees. The big boy diapers may remain, but at least the association has taken its first baby step. Applause for the proposed move to pay student-athletes a $2,000 stipend, and further applause for the multiyear scholarships they can now sign. The only problem is this: Who will fund it all? Instead of sending it through the conferences (as is proposed), the money should come from the television networks. Besides, with conference expansion in vogue, the conferences as we know them won't exist —...

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