At an NCAA conference in Washington, D.C., UNC joined other ACC and Power 5 conference schools, their delegates and student-athletes to discuss the newly proposed legislation. UNC did not have any of its student-athletes present at the conference.
The most important resolution was a cost of attendance policy, which will allow universities to fund more than just tuition, said UNC Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham.
“The first (resolution) was moving the scholarship from what had been previously defined as a full scholarship — room, board, books, tuition, fees — to (one that) includes miscellaneous expenses, or what is commonly referred to as cost of attendance,” he said. “Beginning in the fall of 2015, we’ll be able to offer full cost of attendance for student-athletes.”
One of the more controversial resolutions voted on and rejected was the proposal that an athlete’s poor performance should result in an elimination or reduction of a scholarship, Cunningham said.