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Interesting questions raised about the Service Academies

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There is an interesting article on MrSEC that brings up some great points regarding the Service Academies. While the information below references the SEC, the same questions can be raised for the Big East…

The Naval Academy is such a different beast from all other SEC schools — including Vanderbilt — that there are hundreds of issues that would have to be worked through. Heck, let’s start with money. While the SEC is one of the BCS leagues pushing for “cost-of-admission” scholarships and other stipends, it’s debatable whether or not service academy cadets could legally be given any extra cash by the US government.

And what about BCS splits, tax issues, television contracts? Would dealing with a government-run academy be like dealing with a major land-grant university? With the government involved, we’re guessing there’s the potential for a lot of additional red tape.


 

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There is an interesting article on MrSEC that brings up some great points regarding the Service Academies. While the information below references the SEC, the same questions can be raised for the Big East…

The Naval Academy is such a different beast from all other SEC schools — including Vanderbilt — that there are hundreds of issues that would have to be worked through. Heck, let’s start with money. While the SEC is one of the BCS leagues pushing for “cost-of-admission” scholarships and other stipends, it’s debatable whether or not service academy cadets could legally be given any extra cash by the US government.

And what about BCS splits, tax issues, television contracts? Would dealing with a government-run academy be like dealing with a major land-grant university? With the government involved, we’re guessing there’s the potential for a lot of additional red tape.

They have a television contract with CBS for the Army-Navy game, so I wouldn't think that TV contracts would be a major hurdle. I believe they're used as revenue for the Athletic Department like any other university.
 

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