Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New Study Shows That Players On Teams That Have Actually Won A National Championship Worth More

According to the The Price of Poverty in Big Time College Sport study just released:

THE RICHEST
Football players with the top 10 highest estimated fair market values are worth between $345k-$514k in 2009-10. The top spot was held by University of Texas football players. While 100% of these players received scholarships that left them living below the federal poverty line and with an average scholarship shortfall of $2841 in 2010-11, their coaches were paid an average of over $3.5 million each in 2010 excluding bonuses.

…and:
Basketball players with the top 10 highest estimated fair market values are worth between $620k-$1 million in 2009-10. The top spot was held by Duke basketball players. While 80% of players received scholarships that left them living below the federal poverty and with an average scholarship shortfall of $3098 in 2010-11, their coaches were paid an average of over $2.5 million in 2010 excluding bonuses.

…and unfortunately, there is also this:

THE POOREST
The poorest football and basketball players from the richest teams (generated combined FB & BB revenues of $30 million or more in 2009-10, yet live in the poorest bottom 1/3 of all of the players in the study (on-campus and/or off-campus) are from the schools in Table 3 below.These players live between $3000-$5000 below the poverty line:
THE ACC
and...(click on tables for a better view)
THE ACC BY COMBINED BB AND FB REVENUE (last column)


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