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Spending on sports vs. spending on teaching

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Here’s a great chart Chad Alderman pulled from a Knight Commission report taking a look at spending priorities in the SEC: It’s important to note here that the vast majority of schools lose money off athletics. In 2008, less than a quarter of sports powerhouses made money off their athletics programs, and collectively these same institutions lost nearly $1 billion on sports. These funds must be made up by state taxpayers or student tuition bills. Find out how much your school spent with this…

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