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Re: Ole Miss paying kids $6K for being academically eligible

For me, the most interesting thing about the story is it is the first time I have heard of a legal direct cash payment from a school to it's athletes that wasn't tied to a living expense. (or wasn't somehow coordinated with the bagman).

To put it in perspective $2.5M added to CU's football assistant pool would increase the pool by about 70% and could net us some higher level coordinators.

I am not against paying athletes, but unless they put some rules in place (salary cap), this is going to escalate the arms rate more than it already is.

BTW, the Pac-12 released a statement last week that said it was allowing all it's member school to individually decide if/how they wanted to provide "academic benefits", cash or other, to their athletes. So theoretically, Oregon (or any other Pac-12 school) can hand out cash to its athletes without any sanction from either the conference or NCAA.

[Post edited by HallelujahBuff at 11/22/2021 2:09PM]

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Posted: 11/22/2021 at 2:00PM


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