Thursday, May 10, 2012

Baseball America | Blog | Baseball America College Blog | NCAA, MLB In Serious Discussions To Fund Additional Scholarships


This is something that MLB should have been on a while ago, but better late than never. I'm all for Title IX, but 11.7 scholarship for baseball and more for college softball. And as we can see from the graphic above, some schools don't even fully fund the sport. I'm not blaming Title IX so much as the mathematical gymnastics schools are required to perform in order to remain in compliance with Title IX.

The road to hell is always paved with good intentions.

If the government won't correct the error that they created, then this is a pretty good secondary solution.

Baseball America | Blog | Baseball America College Blog | NCAA, MLB In Serious Discussions To Fund Additional Scholarships:

"For years, the prospect of increasing college baseball's 11.7 scholarship limit has seemed like a pipe dream. Certainly, colleges and universities aren't going to start funding extra baseball scholarships anytime soon, but suddenly there is real momentum behind the notion that Major League Baseball might step in and pay for additional college baseball scholarships.

Dave Keilitz, executive director of the American Baseball Coaches Association, confirmed a CBSSports.com report that MLB is in discussions with the NCAA about forming a lasting financial partnership. Keilitz sits on a committee that also includes NCAA officials Dennis Poppe, the director of football and baseball operations, and Damani Leech plus former Division I baseball committee chairmen Ron Wellman, Larry Templeton and Tim Weiser. Keilitz said the college committee has been meeting with MLB and MLB Players Association officials for more than three years, but talks were slowed by the death of former NCAA president Myles Brand and the retirement of union chief Donald Fehr."

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