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Monday, August 3, 1998 - The Michigan Daily - 13
NCAA votes on
scholarships,
championships
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - A proposal to reduce
the limit on football scholarships at Division I schools was
rejected by the NCAA Division I Management Council.
The council, meeting this week in Philadelphia, did not
support any changes in the football limits for either.
Division I-A or I-AA, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
The council voted to support the expansion of five
Division I championships: baseball from 48 to 64 teams;
men's and women's cross country from 184 to 255 individ-
uals each; women's soccer and softball from 32 to 48
teams; and women's volleyball from 56 to 64 teams.
The support vote will be passed on to the Division I
Board of Directors and then the NCAA Executive commit-
tee at their August meetings, the NCAA said.
The council also agreed to propose a study of issues
related to college basketball, including summer recruiting
practices.
'There are factors in the sport that frankly threaten the
continued influence of our members on the sport," said
Robert Bowlsby, council chairman and athletic director aF
the University of Iowa.
The council refused to support Financial Aid Committee
proposals to increase scholarship limits for a number of
women's sports.
The issue involves a complaint filed with the Office of
Civil Rights alleging that 25 schools did not meet Title IX
regulations requiring scholarship money to be substantial-
ly proportionate to the participation rates for men and
women.
Some of the schools have argued that the NCAAs schol-
, arship limits prevented them from complying with Title IX.
Bowlsby said the Council believed the proposals to
increase scholarship limits for women's sports wouldn't be
an incentive for schools to add women's sports and could
c lead schools to stockpile athletes in prominent programs
without adding meaningful opportunities to participate.
"It is important to note that the Council is not opposed
to increasing scholarship dollars for female student-ath-
letes where necessary," Bowlsby said.
The Council also voted to support a proposal by the
Board of Directors that would eliminate the NCAA bylaws
that allow schedule adjustments for universities that have a
policy against competing on Sundays.
That proposal has received enough "override" petitions
from member schools to require a vote at the 1999 annual
convention if the board does not change its position.

The Michigan baseball team - which miss
chance next year. The NCAA Division I mar
baseball, which will expand from 48 to 641
women's soccer and volleyball will also exp
Henson hit
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -
wo-sport star Drew Henson hit his first
pro home run Saturday, connecting for
the New York Yankees' rookie team in
the Gulf Coast League.
Henson, Michigan's highly touted
incoming freshman quarterback, was
picked in the third round of the June
draft by the Yankees.
Henson hit a solo home run in the sec-
ond inning against Radhames Peguero in
4 9-8 loss to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays'
filiate.
"It was nice to get the first one out of
the way," Henson said.
Henson went 2-for-4 and also made
an error at third base. He's been playing

FILE PHOTO
ed the cut for the NCAA baseball playoffs last season - might have a better
nagement council voted this week to expand five championships. In addition to
teams if two NCAA committees approve the proposal, cross country, softball,
pand.
s 1st HR Great Brands
a week for the Yankees' farm team.
The 6-foot-5, 220-pound star set
national prep records for career home " C>
runs (70), grand slams (10), RBis (290) :; AX
and runs (259). He was selected
Baseball America's player of the year
after hitting .608 with 22 homers and 83 ,
RBIs for Brighton High School. He was g
14-2 as a pitcher this year. t
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contract that includes a $2 million sign- eyeg sts
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Later this month, he will report to Mon Tue-Thu Fri 9-5 30
Michigan for fall practice. He is one of Wed & sat 9-1
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