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Interesting study highlights conference spending per athlete

We've all heard it time and time again...the SEC is the king of college football. They've captured the last six national titles in a row, and continually dominate on draft day. On top of all of that, a recent study found that they also spend the most per athlete of any conference in the country.

The Associated Press compared how much conferences spend annually on each student athlete and compared it to what those conferences spend per student. Not surprisingly, the SEC came out on top in terms of spending per athlete ($163,931).

That figure is more than $30,000 more than the next closest conference, the Big 12 ($131,286).

On the flip side, the Big Ten led all conferences in spending per student at $19,225 annually. 

The entire chart can be found below, and the AP article can be read in its entirety here.


Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.