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http://www.cbssports.com/collegefoo...-offer-lifetime-scholarships-for-all-athletes

Maryland joined the growing list of schools to offer guaranteed scholarships on Tuesday with the announcement of "The Maryland Way Guarantee."

What is different about the program at Maryland is that the lifetime scholarship will be ofered to all athletes, not just those in the major revenue sports. Other schools are moving towards guaranteed scholarships for men's basketball and football, but the Terps are one of the first athletic departments to do so across all sports.
 
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Actually considering athletes (i.e. football/basketball) are not paid its a good thing. Its seems like insurance against injury, sports failure or even stupidity.
 
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What happens if you're arrested, kicked off the team, and dismissed? Do you still get to keep that guaranteed scholly?
 
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Nothing new. Pitt and Purdue has been doing this for a long time while maintaining the athlete's eligibility the entire time ...
 
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It's a double-edged sword.

The guarantee clause is there either for people to take advantage of or use it to their advantage/motivation.
 
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