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OPINION
June 7, 2012
Re "UCLA's gold-plated recruit," Editorial, June 3 I agree completely that anyone who receives a scholarship based on merit absolutely has the right to accept it. But wouldn't it be refreshing if someone who is extremely wealthy, such as Sean Combs' son, would say: "Thank you so much for the honor. I really appreciate it and will certainly attend your school and do my best to honor it. But I would like you to spend the funds on a student who is equally worthy but can't afford the tuition.
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SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
A federal antitrust lawsuit filed Friday accused the NCAA and 11 conferences of fixing prices by capping the value of athletic scholarships. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota is the latest in a surge of litigation targeting the NCAA. This is at least the fourth lawsuit this year related to the gap between scholarships and the actual cost of attendance. The suit filed Friday is believed to be the first antitrust action against the NCAA to include a female plaintiff -- former Kennesaw State basketball player Ashley Holliday.
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OPINION
June 3, 2012
Re "Mogul's child gets full ride at UCLA," June 1 Although I am helping my daughter pay off student loans, I resent the attention being given to Justin Coombs' athletic scholarship to UCLA. The UC system needs the money, but are we really so morally poor that we no longer recognize the distinction associated with receiving a scholarship? Do you really think this young man put the effort into sports because he needed the money to attend college? To make him justify being given the award based on the money diminishes the accolade he is receiving.
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 It's not every day that someone shows up with a gift of a $20,000 academic scholarship, but that's what happened on Thursday at Garfield High, where Foot Locker and DoSomething.org presented Josh Davis with the academic scholarship handed to him by USC's Marqise Lee. Davis, a Bulldog standout in football, is also a top student in the classroom.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
January 31, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
There has been a longtime assumption, if not an unwritten commandment, in the world of high school sports: Thou shall play for your high school team if you want to be spotted by a college recruiter and offered a scholarship. Don't tell that to Palm Desert High senior Tanner Rahier. He is a shortstop bound for the University of San Diego who hasn't played high school baseball since his freshman year. "If you have the talent, they'll find you," Rahier said. Rahier is an example of the changing landscape in college recruiting.
SPORTS
August 15, 2012
USC's scholarship tailbacks Curtis McNeal, 5-7, 190, Sr.* Returning starter motivated to erase durability questions. Silas Redd, 5-10, 200, Jr. Says he's OK sharing carries after getting 244 at Penn State. D.J. Morgan, 5-10, 190, Soph* Appears to have recaptured breakaway speed. Javorious Allen, 6-1, 210, Fr.* Can contribute if injuries are behind him. *used redshirt year
SPORTS
April 25, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Guard Allerik Freeman has been released from his scholarship by UCLA. Freeman, a guard from Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep, signed a letter of intent in the fall. He asked for a release after Coach Ben Howland was fired. UCLA's recruiting class has two players remaining, guard Zach LaVine and forward Noah Allen. Guard Bryce Alford, the son of new UCLA Coach Steve Alford, has said he will attend UCLA. Alford signed a letter of intent with new Mexico, where his father previously coached.
SPORTS
November 26, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Quarterback Cristian Solano of San Fernando has been offered a scholarship by Nevada, Coach Robert Garcia said Tuesday. It's the first scholarship offer for Solano, who's having one of the best senior seasons in the state. Solano has passed for 3,556 yards and 42 touchdowns and rushed for 1,226 yards and 19 touchdowns. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former St. Francis long snapper Christopher Longo has been given a scholarship at UCLA. He arrived at UCLA in 2011 as a walk on and didn't play that year or in 2012. He took over long snapping duties this past season as a sophomore. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2012 | By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
When Justin Combs turned 16, his father, hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, gave him a $360,000 silver Maybach. When Justin Combs decided to play football in college, UCLA gave him a $54,000 scholarship. As UCLA confirmed this week that the recent graduate of New York's New Rochelle Iona Prep would enroll on a full athletic scholarship, some questioned if the cash-strapped school should pay for the education of the son of a man worth an estimated $475 million - and whether the 18-year-old should have accepted the offer.
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
Northwestern assailed the decision of a National Labor Relations Board regional director that the school's scholarship football players are employees and can unionize in an appeal filed Wednesday with the full board. "In this unprecedented decision, the regional director set out to alter the underlying premise upon which college varsity sports is based," Northwestern lawyers wrote. The 50-page request for review repeatedly jabbed Peter Sung Ohr, the NLRB's regional director in Chicago who ruled in favor of former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and the College Athletes Players Assn.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By Chris Foster
The entire starting secondary returns for UCLA. And none of those guys should get comfortable. If there is one area where the Bruins have an overabundance of talent, it's at defensive back. By fall, they will have 14 scholarship players in the secondary. "That's always good," said safety Randall Goforth . "We were limited in numbers last season. It was pretty tough. Now we got more people here and more experience. It's less teaching and more evolving. I like it. " But that comes with a warning, and Goforth knows it. "You better compete for your job every day," he said.
OPINION
March 28, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
University officials and the NCAA have been reluctant to acknowledge that top-tier college football programs are run these days less as athletic programs than as businesses. But a labor administrator's decision Wednesday that Northwestern University's scholarship football players are, in fact, employees with the right to unionize should get their attention. This issue has been bubbling for decades as major sports programs evolved from important but ancillary parts of a college's mission into powerful businesses enriched by multimillion-dollar TV contracts and merchandising revenue, all built on the labor of student-athletes who received no compensation beyond scholarships.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former St. Francis long snapper Christopher Longo has been given a scholarship at UCLA. He arrived at UCLA in 2011 as a walk on and didn't play that year or in 2012. He took over long snapping duties this past season as a sophomore. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
March 26, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Northwestern University football players have the right to form a union, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday, setting the stage for potential dramatic change to the college sports landscape. Peter Sung Ohr, in Chicago, ruled that "players receiving scholarships from the employer are 'employees'" and ordered that an election be conducted to determine whether Northwestern players wanted representation by the College Athletes Players Assn. for the purposes of collective bargaining.
SPORTS
March 16, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Los Angeles doesn't have an NFL team, but this year's draft set for May 8-10 is going to generate excitement in Southern California, because a lot of former high school standouts could be selected. Anthony Barr of Los Angeles Loyola, Marqise Lee of Gardena Serra, Troy Niklas of Anaheim Servite and De'Anthony Thomas of Crenshaw will have plenty of fans glued to their TVs and computers hoping to unleash a big scream when they are chosen. Then there's Robert Herron, a receiver from Dorsey who earned a college scholarship to Wyoming in the summer of 2010, just days before the start of fall practice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2000
Re "Davis' Plans for Education," letters, Jan. 10: I agree that the focus of educational spending should be at the elementary level and in so-called low-achieving schools, but I believe that it it extremely narrow-minded to assume that most high-achieving students can afford college without government aid. Yes, I live in a suburban area, and yes, I attended a private high school. But my parents worked very hard to get me there. Neither of them has degrees, and by no means do they have a six-figure income, let alone enough money to put me through college.
REAL ESTATE
July 6, 1986
Cal State Sacramento students Mat Heavy, Benjamin Koslow and David Indreland have each been awarded a $500 scholarship sponsored by the California Building Industry Foundation. The scholarships were funded by the Building Industry Assn. of Superior California Auxiliary and by two memorial CBIF scholarship funds established in memory of Sacramento residents.
SPORTS
March 6, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Running back Jacob Knight and offensive lineman Isaiah Giddens helped Crenshaw win the City Section Division I championship in football this past season, but each also worked hard in the classroom. And they've been rewarded with academic scholarships to Fisk University in Tennessee. Fisk doesn't have a football team, so the football days are over for Knight and Giddens, but because they were dedicated in their studies, they will have the opportunity to go to college. Knight was an All-City running back who's played football most of his life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 | By Carla Rivera
San Diego State University is getting a $20-million donation -- the largest single gift in the school's history -- to create several endowed student scholarships, officials announced Wednesday. The gift comes from San Diego developer and philanthropist Conrad Prebys. In recognition, the university's new student union will be named the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. The donation will support at least 150 scholarships annually for student veterans, those pursuing biomedical research and creative and performing arts, former foster youth, entrepreneurs, student government leaders and honors students.
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