How much does the SEC spend on athletes?

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 3:00am

College sports are big business -- Just how big?

A recent study shows just how much money is being spent on college athletes.

The American Institute of Research revealed that in 2010 the Southeastern Conference spent over $160,000 per athlete. That's opposed to the $13,000 spent on the average student on campuses in the SEC, which is 12 times less on the students than the athletes. 


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