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    Scholarship vs walk-on benefits

    What is the difference between scholarship athletes and walk-ons in terms of access and benefits to equipment/food/facilities/tutors/gifts (aside from the free tuition)?

    I have no inside knowledge, but thought that walk-ons get all the same access and benefits.

    (This was placed in the MBB thread due to possible Doug McDermott scenarios.)



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    Re: Scholarship vs walk-on benefits

    walk-ons gain access to tutors, basic equipment, same facilities.
    At least for track walk-ons maybe got extra gear to keep, only if they were good enough to travel. But they got basic workout gear(training shorts, shirt, socks). Academically, they got access to tutors, athletic academic advisor. If they travel with the team they get a money allowance for food.

    Hopefully that helps. I know its info about track but all the sports are basically the same.



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    Re: Scholarship vs walk-on benefits

    training table is the main difference...Walk-ons can't eat at training table. Some walk-ons can't participate in fall camp. As far as equipment, tutors, etc. all players have the same access but there may be priorities applied by coaches.


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    Re: Scholarship vs walk-on benefits

    walk-ons gain access to tutors, basic equipment, same facilities.
    At least for track walk-ons maybe got extra gear to keep, only if they were good enough to travel. But they got basic workout gear(training shorts, shirt, socks). Academically, they got access to tutors, athletic academic advisor. If they travel with the team they get a money allowance for food.

    Hopefully that helps. I know its info about track but all the sports are basically the same.



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    Re: Scholarship vs walk-on benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by isu_oak View Post
    What is the difference between scholarship athletes and walk-ons in terms of access and benefits to equipment/food/facilities/tutors/gifts (aside from the free tuition)?

    I have no inside knowledge, but thought that walk-ons get all the same access and benefits.

    (This was placed in the MBB thread due to possible Doug McDermott scenarios.)
    Pretty sure they have access to everything in terms of equipment and facilities. They get to eat on the road for sure. Gifts??? Big 12 gifts are to the entire team, so yeah they would get them.



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    Re: Scholarship vs walk-on benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by kg-cyclone View Post
    Pretty sure they have access to everything in terms of equipment and facilities. They get to eat on the road for sure. Gifts??? Big 12 gifts are to the entire team, so yeah they would get them.
    Gifts - I was talking about tournament gifts, clothing, shoes, etc. Sounds like they get them...thanks kg.



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    Re: Scholarship vs walk-on benefits

    What is this eating at the training table deal? I have heard references to that in other threads and never been clear on what it is or what the reason would be that walk-ons wouldn't get it.



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    Re: Scholarship vs walk-on benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by josh777 View Post
    training table is the main difference...Walk-ons can't eat at training table. Some walk-ons can't participate in fall camp. As far as equipment, tutors, etc. all players have the same access but there may be priorities applied by coaches.
    So walk-ons get everything that the scholarship players do, but can't eat with the team. Food seems like a weird perk to take away.



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    Re: Scholarship vs walk-on benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    What is this eating at the training table deal? I have heard references to that in other threads and never been clear on what it is or what the reason would be that walk-ons wouldn't get it.
    Pretty sure scholly players can eat as much as they want the dining centers.



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    Re: Scholarship vs walk-on benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by isu_oak View Post
    So walk-ons get everything that the scholarship players do, but can't eat with the team. Food seems like a weird perk to take away.
    Tuition, books, housing...only so many things you can take away.



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    Re: Scholarship vs walk-on benefits

    As someone who walked on for football I can tell you I got ALL same benefits as scholarship guys minus the free tuition and room & board money. I even got the $500 NCAA clothing assistance money to go buy clothes.

    I ate training table, had access to the trainers, weight room, doctors, same equipment. The only thing I didn't get was my school and housing paid for (at least until I earned my scholarship).


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    Re: Scholarship vs walk-on benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by kg-cyclone View Post
    Tuition, books, housing...only so many things you can take away.
    So the costs outside of sports are the main difference...the tuition, room, board, books, etc. The not eating with the team thing is still kinda weird. I guess if walk-ons don't get their room and board (food) paid for, the "training table" could be considered board.


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    Re: Scholarship vs walk-on benefits

    Training table is pretty much the same as food service, except you have more variety and you can eat as much as you want.

    Coach Mac was trying to work out some funding so we could have eaten catered food (ex. a rotation between hickory park, hyvee, etc) but wasn't able to get the funding.



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    Re: Scholarship vs walk-on benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    Training table is pretty much the same as food service, except you have more variety and you can eat as much as you want.
    Can't anyone eat as much as they want at food service?



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    Re: Scholarship vs walk-on benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    As someone who walked on for football I can tell you I got ALL same benefits as scholarship guys minus the free tuition and room & board money. I even got the $500 NCAA clothing assistance money to go buy clothes.

    I ate training table, had access to the trainers, weight room, doctors, same equipment. The only thing I didn't get was my school and housing paid for (at least until I earned my scholarship).
    Never heard of a walk-on having access to training table as it is factored in with scholly money but you lived it...

    Money for clothes? I never heard of this stipend. Only thing we got back when was money for books and a check for rent and expenses if you lived off campus.


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