USC is stepping its game up with scholarships. Announced today, USC will offer four-year scholarships to all student-athletes in revenue sports such as football and basketball instead of the typical one-year scholarships previously offered.
“In taking this action, USC hopes to help lead the effort to refocus on student-athlete welfare on and off the field,” USC AD Pat Haden said.
The announcement comes ahead of a vote for autonomy that will be conducted by the 65 member schools of the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC on autonomy rule changes. Haden has long been a supporter of increased benefits for student-athletes, so offering four-year scholarships was bound to happen at USC.
The new four-year scholarships will go into effect quickly too. Starting July 1, the four-year scholarships will be made official.