For those who think the NCAA should be doing more to help the players, who the ones responsible for making the organization a boat load of money each season, well they’re making an effort.
The NCAA is using a pilot program to pay up to $3,000 total for travel, hotel and meal expenses for family members of each player who competes in the upcoming national semifinals. For those players that win and advance to the National Championship, the organization is adding up to another $1,000.
Wisconsin Badger guard Josh Gasser said the NCAA should be contributing money for every round of the tournament, not just the Final Four. But it’s a start.
Each player is allotted six tickets for family members, in addition to the money given by the NCAA. But considering the fact that teams travel twice prior to the Final Four, which means airfare, hotels, meals and tickets, they can build up a sizeable bill even before they get any relief from the NCAA at the Final Four.