Originally Posted by Sea Ray
No, I don't think you're right about that.
The "benefits of" would refer to stipends. You can't pay the football players something and not the swim team
To further expound on this, walk ons are excluded from some of the perks of being scholarship athletes. For example, meals at the football facilities. At Ohio State, backup QB Joe Bauserman was originally listed as a preferred walkon, because the Pittsburgh Pirates were paying his tuition. He was not allowed to participate in scholarship dining, and his access to programs for scholarship athletes put a wall up between him and the team. Which is not good for a key member of your football team, so Jim Tressel put him on scholarship. If those services were offered to all walkons the NCAA would see that as extra benefits.
Where do you draw the line, do walk ons(or non scholarship athletes), or athletes in non revenue sports with split scholarships get money?
It isn't so simple.