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SEC votes to implement education-based benefits $6k

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by 62gator, Sep 23, 2021.

  1. 62gator

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  2. kryptonite

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    This is where the TV contracts give a huge advantage in recruiting to the SEC and BigTin.
     
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  3. Skink

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    Sounds like this is gonna have to be paid by the school. That’s a lot of money
     
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  4. Gatordad699

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    Bylaw 7458.624.96C will state that, “Student athletes playing football at the University of Alabama can receive up to ‘unlimited’ amounts per annum.”
     
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  5. ncg8or

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    Wow, is this different from the "per diem" that has always been a point of contention with UF having a much lower per diem allowance than other SEC schools? With NIL it probably isn't as big a deal for the blue chippers, but for joe schmoe it could be significant.
     
  6. GratorGator

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    This could be a nudge factor, all things equal, in the recruiting front.
     
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  7. GatorToTheEnd

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    I suspect this should be different. The current stipend based on "full cost of attendance" is something that is factored into the financial aid equations and affects ALL students and how much in loans they have to take out which is why UF keeps theirs at what it should be. This sounds like a football only allowable perk. At least so I hope.
     
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  8. 62gator

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    Will they get stuff (computers, cameras, equipment, supplies, etc, etc, etc) or checks? If it’s the latter, it’s nothing but another ruse to give them $$$.

    When asked about a perceived recruiting advantage, Stricklin added, "I think the Supreme Court answered that. Basically, the Supreme Court said the NCAA cannot prevent this from happening based on existing antitrust laws."

    “It's reasonable to expect all 14 SEC programs will provide football and basketball athletes the full amount of the benefit.” What about all the other sports? Why will they get less?

    "It's almost guaranteed you come to school X and you'll have a post-graduate scholarship," said Tom McMillen, head of Lead1, the FBS athletic directors professional organization. "It's effectively a job after college. I don't see the NCAA refereeing. It's like NIL -- Leadville, Colorado in 1870 without any policemen around."

    In other words, the wild, wild West. While the benefits are capped annually at $5,980, some experts believe that's just a placeholder figure.

    "The maximum always becomes the minimum," one Power Five commissioner said
     
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  9. tommyvee

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    It’s a positive. Football and basketball bring in income to the schools. Other sports don’t. All these changes are necessary in the long term. We’ve been operating in the shadows for way too long.
     
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  10. 96Gatorcise

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    If they limit it to only football, i foresee lawsuits to immediately get filed. To get around a lawsuit, every single SEC athlete should get something.
    It says the max is 5980.00 but it does not say every athlete is to awarded the max. So if you give every athlete a laptop as a base reward, you have satisfied the new rule.

    I just can't see how you can justify giving a FB player pulling a 2.5 gpa an educational award and not at least give something to the tennis or swimming athlete with a 4.0.
     
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  11. GatorToTheEnd

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    oh yeah, sorry. Should have said athletes, not football. But not affecting non-athlete students is how I read it. But that’s just a guess.
     
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    Yeah, I'm assuming there are other avenues for non athletes. I can't see how they can only limit to specific sports. Title ix might get in the way.
     
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    Maybe college football can become farm teams for the NFL. We could rename the Swamp, Raymond James North.
     
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  14. insuragator

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    Utter bullshit. Send my kid some money. He's the one that will build a new bridge or cure cancer. These other kids are just faster.
     
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    Life isn’t fair.
    Luck and timing is everything.
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  16. Wanne15

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    It’s about time that the stipend or whatever they want to call the cash got evened out.
     
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    He will get a paycheck too
     
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    Key word in your response is will. When your son actually does those things, he will be paid. In the meantime, football players are actually making money for the University right now. It's fair to reward them for that.
     
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  19. insuragator

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    Very good point. I hadn't thought of if that way.
     
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  20. SeabudGator

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    The sec made almost $900M in tv money. UF pulls in about $120M/year. Mullen makes $6m/year, Grantham $2m, and most of our assistant coaches earn more than $500k/year.

    Pay every scholarship football player $6,500/year and you total $550k. Not a rounding error but for an organization described above, largely irrelevant. The question is other sports (non-revenue) and do we keep pretending that: football is other than a business AND that athletes in no revenue/business sports should get equal money?
     
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