At smaller schools, reluctance to pay full cost for athletes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When North Dakota State announced in August it would boost its athletic scholarships to cover expenses beyond traditional tuition, board and books, it sent shivers through the so-called second tier of college sports. Stipends were supposed to be the domain of the biggest schools as they chased top recruits and national championships.

  • Written by DIRK LAMMERS, Associated Press

Will more college athletes take on the establishment?

College athletes have more power than ever before, almost everyone can agree on that. What is up for debate is whether that will lead to overdue change, or whether it will throw programs into turmoil.

  • Written by JIM LITKE, AP Sports Writer