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Money in college sports

Recruiting scandals plague college football and men’s basketball. These sports generate huge fan interest and lots of revenue for schools (or so we’re told). As the story goes, schools stand to gain a lot from recruiting top players, so rule-breaking is inevitable.

There’s been a lot of interest in this topic lately. The firestorm began with a September National College Players Association¬†report¬†estimating that college football players are worth 6 figures to their schools on average. Likewise, the report argues that men’s basketball players are worth over $1 million each!¬† Continue reading