The College Football Playoff announced on Tuesday that it would be expanding its travel assistance for families of players playing in the semifinals and final. The Playoff will provide a $2,500 stipend per student-athlete to help with travel, hotel accommodations and meals for families (up to 100 student-athletes per school).
“We were pleased to implement this expense-reimbursement program for the first College Football Playoff National Championship and we received warm and sincere positive feedback from the family members,” said Bill Hancock, executive director of the CFP, in a statement. “Extending support to the Playoff Semifinals will be another terrific benefit for folks who will be thrilled to be present to celebrate the accomplishments and experiences of their student-athletes.”
Last year, under pressure from Urban Meyer and Ohio State, the College Football Playoff provided $500,000 in travel assistance for families of Oregon and Ohio State players to get to the National Championship game. The new policy will extend that level of travel assistance to the four teams participating in the two semifinal games as well.
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