ADs explore full cost of attendance options

Though college athletic directors won't even discuss a pay for play model, they are exploring ways to compensate athletes for the full cost of attending college.

National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics President Mike Alden says the group wants athletes to receive the resources needed for a quality ''student-athlete experience.''

NACDA and athletics officials for all three NCAA divisions say they are working together on the issue and met this week in Dallas. They discussed topics ranging from NCAA governance and enforcement to the disparity of interests and resources.

Alden says the groups been invited to meet with NCAA officials on Oct. 29. Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke, the head of the 1A Athletic Directors' Association, says the NCAA convention in January will be an opportunity to enact change.