Study: SEC athletic outlay 12 fold student body

Posted: January 16, 2013 at 2:16 a.m.

Alabama fans welcome back their national championship football team last week in Tuscaloosa, Ala. A new study shows that SEC schools spent nearly $164,000 per student-athlete in 2010, more than 12 times the amount spent per regular student.

Annual spending on sports by public universities in six big-time conferences like the SEC and Big 12 has passed $100,000 per athlete — about six to 12 times the amount those universities are spending per student on academics, according to a study released Wednesday to greet college presidents arriving at the NCAA’s annual meeting in Texas.

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Sports, Pages 22 on 01/16/2013