A rising tide lifts all non-amateur boats.

Hey, for those of you who were saying a couple of years ago that there simply wasn’t enough money available for SEC schools to pay student-athletes in revenue producing sports…

… will there ever be?

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7 responses to “A rising tide lifts all non-amateur boats.

  1. lakedawg

    Find balance is doing just fine, this plus my contribution in doing wonders.

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  2. jtp03

    Then they really won’t miss my paltry $1k anymore.

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  3. Macallanlover

    Don’t know who said the SEC couldn’t pay athletes, but many said we should pay athletes above a reasonable stipend for “normal” student expenses. And there are many schools who cannot afford that. And, I don’t see that money continuing for an extended period of times so they may want to set some aside.

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  4. Uglydawg

    Of course SEC schools can afford it. Some have even been (if rumors are right) doing it for years.
    The problem is for small and often poor, schools. Imagine where it’ll all lead for them. I see programs shutting down..and that’s sad.

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      If payments were voluntary, i.e., left to market forces and all that, there would be no problem. Big schools could pay the best players and small schools could pick up the lower quality players with scholarships/stipends.

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  5. Biggus Rickus

    Wasn’t the argument that there wasn’t enough money to pay every athlete in any sport, which would ultimately be required? I’m also pretty sure that the concern was not limited to the SEC, which has plenty of money, but that it would destroy smaller programs that don’t have the kinds of resources the SEC and a lot of other power 5 teams do.

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  6. 81Dog

    Didn’t we basically cover the cost of the IPF with the added payments in the last 2 years?

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