Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer had a couple interesting – and very much unrelated – things to say today at his weekly press conference.
The first involved the current debate in college sports about giving players more money to cover the full cost of attending college. NCAA president Mark Emmert on Monday backed a proposal to let conferences increase by $2,000 the amount of money athletes are given. And based on Emmert’s comments Monday, this could happen very soon.
Beamer said at ACC media days this summer that he supported giving athletes more money to cover the full cost of college, and he reiterated that point today.
“I think the $2,000, I’d be all for that,” he said. “I think kids have different situations where you
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