StudySoup Offers Free Notes to College Football Playoff Finalists
In an effort to assist some of the nation’s top student-athletes, StudySoup is offering free class notes and study guides to the teams that have qualified for the upcoming College Football Playoff. StudySoup will provide the academic departments of Clemson, Alabama, Michigan State, and Oklahoma with access to the website’s massive database of course materials free-of-charge.
StudySoup.com is a peer-to-peer marketplace that enables students to buy and sell the study materials they need to succeed. The site hosts over 85,000 documents at 80 campuses nationwide. And, over 6,500 students already use the platform at the Clemson, Alabama, Michigan State, and Oklahoma combined.
“Student athletes make huge sacrifices to represent their schools on the playing field,” explains StudySoup founder and CEO, Sieva Kozinsky. “Players shouldn’t have to suffer academically to excel athletically. By offering players free access to the study materials they need, we will help players to stay prepared for the classroom while they gear up for the big game. Just as fans play the role of 12th man for these bowl games, players can rely on the student community to support them academically.”
Preparations are already underway for this year’s semifinals on New Year’s Eve, as Clemson meets Oklahoma, and Alabama battles Michigan State. The two winners of these matchups play Monday, January 11th in the College Football National Championship.
In addition to looming final exams in December, next semester’s classes for students at Clemson, Alabama, and Michigan State kick off on or before the championship date. While the teams will fill stadiums with fans, the championship series leaves a lot of empty seats in the classroom.
By providing athletic departments with access to class notes and study guides, StudySoup will ensure students can hit the ground running when they return to campus and tackle their academic pursuits.
Note: Because NCAA rules restrict players from accepting gifts, benefits, or services, access to the materials will be granted to athletic departments and coaches to provide to their players. Other athletic departments interested in giving their student-athletes free access to StudySoup’s platform should contact Stephanie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org