Give the College Football Playoff credit where credit is due. When the system sends some teams great distances for a semifinal game and, potentially, a championship game the following week, the travel expenses can add up quickly for families of the players. The College Football Playoff will once again step in to help out with some of those expenses.
On Monday, the College Football Playoff announced it will distribute $2,500 stipends to each player playing in this year’s playoff to be used to help family members attend the games. The stipend is to be used for travel, hotel and meals to either the Rose Bowl or Sugar Bowl.
“We are delighted to continue this program for the participants of the College Football Playoff,” Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff, said in a released statement. “It is a terrific benefit for our student-athletes and one the university presidents and conference commissioners who manage the playoff are proud to support.”
This continues an annual act of kindness for the playoff to families of players involved in the playoff. Last year, the College Football Playoff distributed $1.5 million between the four playoff participants — Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Washington — to attend the Fiesta Bowl, Peach Bowl, and national championship game.
Clemson will meet Alabama in the Sugar Bowl this year in one semifinal game. Oklahoma and Georgia will meet in the Rose Bowl in the other semifinal game. The national championship game will be played in Atlanta this season.