Given the current state of the economy, the cutbacks taking place on college campuses all over the country that include everything from salary reductions for employees down to out-right layoffs, that little check for $132.5 million the Southeastern Conference presented to its membership Friday comes at a nice time.
What could a university do with an extra $11.1 million right about now? Stop pay cuts for teachers? Continue to fund important research projects? Slow sky-rocketing tuition costs that are making a college education less attainable for the average family?