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Bud Withers offers an inside look at the Pac-12 Conference and the national college scene.

October 27, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Pac-12 makes reform move, including four-year rides

The Pac-12 today announced a reform package it called “sweeping,” with an eye to student-athlete welfare, including four-year scholarships. Nationally, some schools had begun to guarantee four-year scholarships — and USC was one of those — so it made sense for the conference to get in step. Figure this to be a reaction partly to the lawsuits that are besieging the NCAA, including the Ed O’Bannon case.

Previously, scholarships were one-year agreements, but in most cases (not all), schools honored the concept of a four-year scholarship. Here’s the Pac-12 release:

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