Saturday, June 19, 2010

Xavier Althletes Shouldn't Feel So Special: Everybody's Doing It

My old friend the Wall Street Journal Real Time Economics Blog highlighted a paper that describes the growing disparity between spending on college athletes and spending on students.  Spending on athletes grew 38% from 2005 to 2008, increasing to a median $84,446 per athlete in 2008 vs. $61,218 in 2005.  While median spending on other students increased by only 20% over the same time period from $11,079 in 2005 to $13,349 in 2008.

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