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: