The SEC gets a little more transparent.

This kind of slid under the radar.

The SEC also passed legislation that will aid transparency in understanding the full cost of attendance stipends that will be given to athletes. Those figures, which are based on formulas from each school’s financial aid office, have produced variations as much as $3,000 per year within the SEC. Earlier this week, Alabama coach Nick Saban called for a cap on cost of attendance (the federal judge who ruled in the Ed O’Bannon case made that impossible) and said the differences invited fraud.

Under the new SEC rules, each school will provide an annual report to the conference office describing the methodology used to come up with cost of attendance figures and explaining any individual case in which an athlete’s individual cost of attendance figure is above the school’s published average.

It’s a start, and under the circumstances, probably the best outcome that could have been expected.

I can’t wait to read some of the explanations from the usual suspects, though.


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6 responses to “The SEC gets a little more transparent.

  1. AU & UT are hiring new spin doctors to write up their reports so as to make the reports totally unintelligible.


  2. doofusdawg

    so schools will be paying kids to have kids… we know how well that works.


  3. Cojones

    Transparency: First you have to muddy the waters … .

    Haven’t some schools already shown they won’t be shamed? And they certainly won’t be when they bring their creative ideas to support their thumbing their noses at “transparency”. Who’s kidding who; this is not even a good start. Just think of the family scenarios where the cousin needs a car in order to be able to drive the underage candidate to school in the 10th grade in order for him to qualify for the core curriculum scores in order to get into the college two years hence in order to. … .

    Give me a break. We can think of dozens of scenarios to skirt this little dust-up rule.


  4. Cojones

    Oh. When the recruit gets to college, the cousin can sign the car over to him.


  5. Pcpup

    “Um…my father sure could use a new church building.”


  6. PatinDC

    Maybe we can have a new category. Like a Fulmer cup but for COA. Hmmm.
    War Damn Eagle Math?
    Reality Bites?
    My school costs more that yours Nyah Nyah Nyah?