Big-time college football is awash in money. The coach at a successful big-time football program is usually the highest-paid person on campus, making more money than the president of the school. Money flows into the endowment fund in-part because of the athletic boosters on the strength of the football program. Football stadiums on campuses rival the stadiums of the National Football League. Big-time college football is all about money.
Should college athletes get paid?
The debate over whether or not college athletes should get paid is not going away. The University of Pittsburgh has a big-time college football program. The program may not be one of the elite programs, but it still brings in millions of dollars every season. Panthers football is big business.
As the Panthers gear up for another football season, the NCAA has a real problem on its hands.
Money is the name of the game. The television and the cable networks know it. The athletic departments know it. The NCAA knows it. The student bodies know it; and the athletes know it.
Show me the money!
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