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College sport is big business! The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rakes in millionsfrom selling jerseys with current player names and numbers, while some of the athletes who adorn team colours, conversly, suffer from malnutrition, poor housing and lack of medical attention.
Drexel University Sport ManagementProfessor, Ellen Staurowsky, released a study calculating that new TV contracts negotiated since 2007 will bring $1.8 billion in annual revenue to the NCAA and five major athletic conferences.
The money in the system can’t go to recruiting and compensating talent. It ends up overcompensating coaches, with schools like the University of Texas paying football coach Mack Brown, $5 million annually. (In the NFLand NBA, coaching staff earns about seven percent of team payroll; in college football and basketball, they earn between 200 and 800 percent of team payroll as measured in scholarship values).
Be a part of the conversation as we peel back the layers of an aging NCAA Wednesday May 16th@ 7PM EST with guest Ramogi Humaof the NCPALIVE at BEYONDtheCheerson blogtalkradio.Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.
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