Interesting Article on College Sports

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  1. tacoben

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    wtf. 2.3M $ for a junior football coach? is that what i read?
     
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    What does junior mean in your post?
     
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    it just means that he's coaching a college team. Is that it? 2.3M for a college football coach?
     
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    Remember a couple years ago when Arizona State cancelled 3 men's sports, including tennis (2 of the sports were reinstated through private donations leading to endowment - tennis wasn't one of them).

    The reason given was because the ASU was so in debt. Around that time, ASU fired a football coach, spending nearly $2.5 million to buy out his contract, then hired the current coach (5 year, guaranteed $5.6 million). But cutting tennis - where the entire annual budget, including both coaches, equipment, travel, etc., totalled a whopping $375,000 per year + 2 other sports with similar budgets was evidently the answer.
     
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    UC Berkeley to find plan to cease athletic funding

    http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_13725680?source=rss


    Chancellor: UC Berkeley to find plan to cease athletic funding

    BERKELEY — UC Berkeley will work to discontinue funding intercollegiate athletic programs following a faculty senate vote urging the administration to make the 27 programs self-sufficient, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau said Thursday evening.
     
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    Well I think it is pretty obvious. 99% of students and alumni don't care about the Mens tennis team. OTOH the football team is a big deal among the majority of alumni and students. Until that changes, don't expect people to care if the Men's tennis team gets cut. But if the football team has several losing seasons in a row or are perceived to be under performing- the the radio stations, media and students and alumni start loudly complaining. Even on the high school level it is the same deal. The local newspaper will devote 2 full pages every week to the football results with multiple photos. High school tennis? You see nothing until state titles are on the line. Even then the most you will get is a small paragraph and maybe a photo. That is the current reality.
     
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    He is not even in the top 10 salarywise for college coaches.
     
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    Eastern Michigan Univ.'s football sucks and always has. Yet they got a brand new stadium. The same perks for basketball and their baseball field was given a facelift. Eastern's men's tennis team was cut because of title IX, but at the same time, nobody cared (save for a select few). Eastern doesn't even have a club team.
     
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    The top paid college basketball and football coaching salaries are shameful. Most are paid for by alumni. Maybe the government will weigh in on this when they fix the BCS and expand the NCAA Basketball draw to 128.
     
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    Football, Basketball, etc bring in money, tennis doesn't. sad but its not surprising that tennis is one of the first to go when cutting sports.
     
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    I was a D1 (Track) Athlete in a non-revenue sport. The mentality on most college campus' is, "If it's not football, basketball or baseball...who cares about it. Cut it".


    Many sports on campus won't be "self supporting".
    Gotta put butts in the seats!!!
     
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