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Source: Liberty will be first FCS program to cover cost of attendance for student athletes


Sources told FootballScoop tonight that Liberty, an FCS program located in Lynchburg Virginia, will become the first FCS program to provide "cost of attendance" dollars to their athletes.

Following the "power five" conferences' lead, Liberty, which has been rumored to be looking to move up, is taking the bold step of possibly being the only FCS program to cover these costs, which some estimates project at nearly $2 million to the university.

Sources tell FootballScoop that Liberty has begun to inform their student athletes of the decision and will begin making the payments this Fall.

Turner Gill's program went 9-5 on the field last season, losing in the second round of the NCAA playoffs.

Will update as more becomes clear. Stay tuned...