The wages of Alston

To the victors go the spoils:

Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Alston v. NCAA, the Southeastern Conference presidents and chancellors have voted to confirm that each SEC member university now has the discretion to determine criteria and methods to provide education-related benefits and academic achievement awards to their student-athletes, consistent with the Court’s recent decision.

The Alston decision granted universities the opportunity to provide student-athletes with additional education-related benefits such as computers, science equipment and musical instruments, along with direct financial support in the form of academic achievement awards, up to the legally established maximum of $5,980 per year.

While the Alston decision allows individual conferences to set limits on the new educational benefits, the SEC’s presidents and chancellors have elected not to place additional constraints on Conference members in determining how to provide this new support to their student-athletes. The unanimous vote by the SEC’s presidents and chancellors was an approval of a recommendation from the Conference’s athletics directors.

It’s up to the individual schools, so who comes up with the best recruiting angle for this dough?


Filed under Academics? Academics., SEC Football

9 responses to “The wages of Alston

  1. mg4life0331

    Nick Sabans car dealership is gonna have a record year in sales.


  2. stoopnagle

    That’s a rhetorical question right?

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  3. miltondawg

    “If you go to Florida it is going to be hard to get that additional academic achievement award because it is a really great school. Come to Mississippi State and be a Bulldog. You’ll easily get that extra $6,000 per year.”

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  4. W Cobb Dawg

    So I can get a $10 harmonica and $5,970 to screech out a tune? Count me in.

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  5. I’m guessing a nice laptop plus cold, hard cash.


  6. Cam Newton: “Kids today got it easy. Back in my day we had to steal us some laptops. “

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  7. akascuba

    We can soon expect to see many of the SEC student athletes become overachievers. Who knew it would be so easy to do so.

    With only the desire to help why not expand the number of scholarships so more young people can over achieve as football players. I do expect overachieving to be more difficult in non revenue generating sports.