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College Newsstand: Dividing up the money
July 15th, 2008 9AM



There is the myth that women's college soccer is rolling in dough. Indeed, the money available for Division I women's programs (14 scholarships) far exceeds what is now permissible for men's programs (9.9 scholarships). But there are many more than 14 players on Division I women's teams, so players must share the aid, and money issues can get touchy ...

"I try personally not to play too many games," SMU women's coach Brent Erwin tells the Dallas Morning-News. "When you're dealing with the cost of education with a parent, man, it's a big deal. If you want one thing that will break up a relationship, it's money."

Click here for Chuck Carlton's story on women's soccer, an "equivalency sport" in the scholarship game.

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