The post below about Kenny Demens prompted me to wonder (or re-wonder) about the arrangement for student-athletes and the cost of medical procedures.
- Does the university pay for health insurance through a typical provider? Or do they cover the cost of surgery / maintenance suffered through participation in a varsity sport out of pocket?
- Do universities with affiliate hospitals have an advantage in this regard?
- Are there any benefits different for non-scholarship athletes and/or former athletes?
- Is the practice regulated by the NCAA?
If anyone can provide some answers, I would be much obliged.