Big colleges to push for power to improve aid to student-athletes

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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:03 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

Officials at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln feel like those at many big-time college football powers, tired of taking a beating from critics for “financial exploitation” of student-athletes.

But when such schools have sought to get the NCAA to change the rules to let them provide more dollar support or educational assistance to student-athletes, they've been outvoted by the smaller Division I schools, many of which can't afford the additional aid.

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