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Academics Before Athletics


Last updated 1/14/2019 at 3:11pm

The amount of money poured into college athletics is astronomical. It’s not just the head coaches in football and basketball who have multi-million dollar contracts. In 2015, according to USA Today, nine assistant college football coaches had annual salaries of $1 million or more.

Coaches, however, are just part of the high price of college athletics. Dozens of Division I schools have indoor practice facilities, even though their games are played outdoors. Those facilities cost millions of dollars.

Even though many of these facilities and coaches are at public universities, the costs a...

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