South Carolina will become the first school in the Southeastern Conference guarantee four-year scholarships to its qualifying NCAA sports. Per ESPN
The school sent out letters to its 383 athletes Thursday, 121 of whom will receive the full four-year guarantee when renewing their scholarships. Those athletes are in what the NCAA calls "headcount" sports of football, men's and women's basketball, and women's tennis and volleyball, where each player receives a full scholarship.
"We want to give people a snapshot of what a major university can provide to its student-athletes," said Fran Person, a former senior adviser to Vice President Joe Biden hired last month as a point of contact for athlete welfare at South Carolina.
Other schools, including Indiana and Maryland of the Big Ten, have also announced guaranteed scholarships for their athletes. Complete Article