MLB, NCAA partnership could increase scholarships
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Major League Baseball would fund scholarships and exert greater influence over Division I college baseball if a proposed and unprecedented partnership with the NCAA becomes reality.
The NCAA, MLB and players' union confirmed preliminary discussions have been held, most recently last month in New York.
The NCAA's point man in the talks is University of Hartford President Walter Harrison. He says it could take a year or longer for an agreement to be reached because new or amended legislation might be required.
The discussions were first reported by cbssports.com.
Oregon State coach Pat Casey told The Associated Press on Tuesday he sees only positives if MLB increases its involvement. North Carolina coach Mike Fox said he's wary of becoming beholden to MLB.