Actually the interesting part of that article had nothing to do with this Notre Dame tragedy. Read on down and look at the case about the kid from Rice. He is seeking to revoke the NCAA rule which puts limits on athletic scholarships.
The market for football scholarships should be free and open, according to the argument, with schools permitted to offer as many scholarships as they want and free to offer scholarships guaranteed for four or five years.
Todd Graham recruited Agnew to Rice, but left to coach at Tulsa after Agnew's freshman year.Instead of a free and open market for scholarships, Agnew and his lawyers charge that the NCAA restrictions are designed to make sure that the income from football is devoted to huge salaries for NCAA officials, coaches and athletic directors. The rules limit investments of football revenue in scholarships for players (or, perish the thought, modest salaries for players), and protect the money for use in salaries for the grown-ups.
This has the potential to really affect the competitive balance of the NCAA. It'd be great for schools like Ohio State but a drag for schools like UC