DESTIN, Fla. — The SEC made five legislative proposals at its annual spring meetings this week.
The No. 1 item, of course, involves serious misconduct by most of the proposal deal with increasing payouts within the conference.
Here’s a quick recap of the proposals:
- Bowl Revenue Distribution: To increase bowl revenue distribution in the sport of football by $25,000 at each designate level. Further, to require that the cost of unused tickets up to the contractually guaranteed ticket purchase number shall be deducted prior to distribution regardless of the guaranteed purchase number.
- Football Championship Game Revenue: To specify that institutions participating in the SEC Football Championship Game shall be reimbursed for the cost all player/guest complimentary admissions that are actually used by student-athletes listed on the institution’s Championship travel squad.
- Distribution of Revenue Generated by Basketball: To specify that NCAA Sport Sponsorship and Grants-in-Aid funds shall be sent by the NCAA to the conference office and then divided into 15 equal shares for distribution.
- ACT/SAT scores: To amend the ACT/SAT score variance standard that triggers the need for a test score review from the testing agency and submission of a special report to the conference. One major change: The SEC test score review standard renews specific scores in verbal and math and now includes “a composite or subscore variance of one-sixth or more of the maximum possible score for that test. An institution may establish a more restrictive test score variance review standard at its discretion.”
- Serious misconduct: To specify that a transfer student-athlete who has been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to a felony involving serious misconduct, or has been subject to official university or athletics department disciplinary action due to serious misconduct, shall be prohibited from participating in intercollege athletics at an SEC member institution. Further, to require that an institution conduct an appropriate inquiry into a transfer student-athlete’s background prior to the individual enrolling, practicing/competing, or receiving institution financial aid.