Much ado was made of the NCAA's proposed restriction that required each scholarship player to receive no less than 1/3rd of a scholarship. Legendary Mississippi State coach Ron Polk was, purportedly, so displeased with the rule that he was prepared to walk away from the game. Well, influence from folks like Polk forced the NCAA to blink... at least one eye.
As reported by many, including Mike Knobler of the AJC, the NCAA has reduced the restrictions and will only require that each scholarship player receive 1/4th of a scholarship. Furthermore, certain non-athletic aid will be permitted to count toward the 25% minimum grant.
The NCAA stood by its recent ban on text messaging.