Duke 68, Wisconsin 63: 2015 NCAA Basketball Championship final score
$1.1 million: Duke university president salary
$525,000: U. of Wisconsin System president salary
$9,682,032: Duke U. basketball coach earnings
$2,946,000: Wisconsin U. basketball coach earnings
$1.67 million: amount earned per conference per team in the field of 64
$27 million: Duke basketball revenue
$800 million: annual NCAA tournament Net in licensing deals
$9 billion: Amount bet by fans on the basketball tournament
Priceless: What student/athletes earn yearly and for participating in the NCAA basketball tournament
No seriously… priceless… as in 0, zip, zilch, Nada, nothing. And for the fans in the stands…
$27,711.00: Average UW-Madison student loan debt
$21,884.00: Average Duke U. student loan debt
Here in the USA we love to be entertained, and we love our entertainers.
Education and our students?… Not so much…
Oh yeah, and by the way, The NCAA is a tax-exempt, non-profit association…their chairman earns 1.7 million dollars per year and they just signed a 10.8 billion dollar, fourteen-year, contract with CBS and Turner Broadcasting just to televise college games.
Also Priceless: 501 (c)(3) charitable status…at least it can’t hurt.