USC offers four-year scholarships for all football, basketball players

Written By Bill Bender
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USC announced it will offer four-year scholarships to all student-athletes in football, men's basketball and women's basketball on Monday.

The new four-year commitment replaces the current practice of one-year renewable scholarships for the revenue sports effective July 1, 2014.

"In taking this action, USC hopes to help lead the effort to refocus on student-athlete welfare on and off the field," USC athletic director Pat Haden said in a press release.

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Offering students four-year scholarships isn't a new idea. Several Big Ten schools started offering four-year scholarships in 2012. Giving all football and basketball players four-year scholarships, however, is a significant step in student welfare and should have a positive impact for the Trojans in the near future.

Source: USC athletics

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