Interesting study highlights conference spending per athlete
- by Doug Samuels 2016 years ago
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.