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NCAA plans to give athletes stipend

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The NCAA plans to give athletes a $2000 stipend is facing growing opposition.

97 schools have signed a petition asking the NCAA to reconsider handing out the money.

If the number of schools reaches 125 by December 26, the legislation will be suspended.

That could create chaos for next year's recruits; about 1000 players are already counting on the cash.

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