It didn't make the biggest splash of the college football news, that being that Braxton Miller is gone for the season, but the University of Maryland announced that they would guarantee life-time scholarships for their student athletes.
It's not like Maryland is the biggest name in athletics, so the fact that they're willing to do this should put some pressure on other schools to start following suit, especially those in the Big Ten, since the Big Ten is supposed to be all about the academics and the welfare of the student athlete.
You certainly won't expect any SEC schools to start such nonsense, but you have to wonder what will happen over the next couple years if other conferences fall in line.
Maryland announces life-time scholarship guarantee for student-athletes - Testudo Times
Athletes in all sports will receive multi-year scholarship commitments and will be able to return to school on scholarship at any time to complete their degree.
Maryland to offer its student-athletes guaranteed scholarships - baltimoresun.com
Maryland will be among the first schools in the country to offer its athletes a guaranteed scholarship in both revenue and Olympic sports.
News that senior Braxton Miller is out for the season is a shock and has caused massive speculation on many fronts as to how Ohio State’s season and the Big Ten race will be impacted. Next man up in Columbus: redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett.
Braxton Miller says he's coming back to Ohio State for 2015 - Land-Grant Holy Land
There's a long time between now and the NFL's 2015 draft deadline in January, but for now, Braxton Miller says his goal is to come back and lead Ohio State next year.
College football starts next week! Let's start breaking things down.
They might want to re-do this one. Braxton Miller gets most the votes.
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The Jayhawks' depth at running back took a huge hit today
Kansas lost their two top running backs - I blame Charlie Weis of course.
Endorsement day: Michigan State as Big Ten favorite, Taiwan Jones as middle linebacker | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
"Overnight," ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit said, "I think Michigan State is now the team to beat in the Big Ten."
"Overnight?" Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated tweeted in response. "Didn’t that happen in December?"
After an underachieving season, the offensive line has the experience and size to play Big Ten ball.
We play Rutgers this year.
Dude...this post is dropping out there, and McDonald's is STILL serving breakfast.
And Fresno State.
Nice breakdown of actual football.
Huskers to Make Three BTN Appearances in 2014 - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Big Ten Conference announced on Tuesday that the Nebraska soccer team will make three appearances on the Big Ten Network this season.
Now or never? - Bigredreport.com - Scout
Junior Mauro Bondi realizes the situation. Win the kicking job this year or it might not ever happen.
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It’s going to be a long time before another college lineman matches Jadeveon Clowney’s outrageous combination of size, ferocity, and hype, but Randy Gregory might come as close as anyone this season.