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Liberty to offer Full Cost of Attendance

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:44 pm
by dbackjon
Sources told FootballScoop tonight that Liberty, an FCS program located in Lynchburg Virginia, will become the first FCS program to provide “cost of attendance” dollars to their athletes.

Following the “power five” conferences’ lead, Liberty, which has been rumored to be looking to move up, is taking the bold step of possibly being the only FCS program to cover these costs, which some estimates project at nearly $2 million to the university.

Sources tell FootballScoop that Liberty has begun to inform their student athletes of the decision and will begin making the payments this Fall.

Turner Gill’s program went 9-5 on the field last season, losing in the second round of the NCAA playoffs.

Will update as more becomes clear. Stay tuned…


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Re: Liberty to offer Full Cost of Attendance

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:25 pm
by mtjack
This is only the beginning. The little guy could never compete to begin with the big boys and this just ensures that.

I realize that student-athletes give up an enormous amount of their time, effort, heart, soul, blood, sweat and tears for the university that they represent. I also realize that big schools are making a shit ton of cash off 18-22 year olds playing games. But I also realize that on some level or other, student athletes are getting partial or full tuition, room and board, meal plan and tutoring provided to them as part of the deal.