$143.4 million for the Crimson Tide
by mike_parent on October 23, 2013 - 11:47am
The athletic department from the University of Alabama reported a revenue of $143.4 million for the year 2012-2013. Since their highest rank nationally in the athletic revenue, which was fourth overall in 2009, their revenue increased by 43%. Other universities have high revenues for their athletic department, for instance; Michigan University were at $128.8 million in 2011-2012, Ohio State $142 million and Texas $163.3 million. This was last year but the NCAA is growing and numbers are bigger year after year.
Alabama University spends near $19 million in coaches’ salaries each year and more for other athletic aids. Players in this do not touch any of the money that the school does because of them. It is unfair to see that student athletes that are putting all those efforts are not rewarded at the end. Players are not covered by the league if they injure themselves, the team is allowed to release a player and let him pay for the medical he needs and the end of his school fees. What I am trying to say is that players should have a sort of contract with the league and their University that protect them in case of an injury that can affects their career as professional athletes. I do not think that players should be paid but with all the money that the universities gets from the game they should, at least, have the protection to keep their scholarships whether they still can play or not.