Tuesday, April 08, 2014

college coach pay...,


slate | Perhaps nobody has profited quite so handsomely from the college sports arms race as the top coaches in NCAA football and basketball, who routinely pull down seven-figure paydays.

But who knew that these were boom times for golf and tennis coaches too?

The American Association of University Professors is out with its latest annual report on the economic health of its members' profession. Executive summary: It’s pretty weak. But this year, the AAUP has added a fun little wrinkle by comparing the growth of academic and sports spending. Particularly intriguing is this chart contrasting pay growth for faculty and head coaches. In the top football and basketball divisions, the median inflation-adjusted pay for head coaches roughly doubled between 2005-06 and 2011-12. But coaches in minor sports didn’t do so badly either: In D1-AA golf and tennis, pay packages grew by 79 and 53 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, even at doctoral institutions (shown here as category I), professors only managed a 4 percent real raise over that time.

23 comments:

Constructive_Feedback said...

Sounds to me like Bra'Man has failed to set up a sufficient network of "Groupies" to "feed him", "sex him" and then "wash him down" at night.

CNu said...

You nassssssstiddy..., why can't he just appropriate some nutella and keep some hotpockets like my scholar-athlete at a selective college/university with no D1 full-ride, no program sponsor/boosters, and no national platform to whine from does?

DD said...

I see CF learned his prose at the Denmark Vesey/Hypertiger school of capitalization and punctuation.

Makheru Bradley said...

[The NCAA is now in a fight for its life. Their power emanates solely from its position as a cartel. That means they have the controlling authority to hold every school to the same byzantine ground rules or suffer the consequences. This controlling authority is currently being crippled under the weight of its own greed. This controlling authority has created an unsustainable system of free-market, freewheelin' capitalism for coaches and indentured servitude for players. This controlling authority allows the NCAA to turn its so-called student-athlete players into walking billboards for the pleasure of their corporate sponsors. This controlling authority has taken maximum advantage of the fact that the two revenue producing sports, football and basketball, tend to be populated by impoverished people of color... The NCAA is trying to avoid slaughter. They will throw millions of dollars in legal fees at this football team from Northwestern and appeal the NLRB decision to the Supreme Court.]-- Dave Zirin

http://www.edgeofsports.com/2014-03-30-911/index.html

Constructive_Feedback said...

I used to live down the hallway from one big time college player (who eventually made it to the Pros) who brought through a constant flow of ladies that were interviewing to become "Mrs ____________________" as they had visions of appearing on "Basketball Wives".

My man was doing "Rapid Interviewing" but I never heard him complain about going to bed hungry at night.


The only thing that I was thinking at the time was "DAMN! I should have perfected my crossover" :-)

BigDonOne said...

Intercollegiate athletics should be abolished. Detracts totally from the core mission of higher education:--> to develop and stimulate intellectual accomplishment. e.g., football scrapes these goons off the streets of Oakland and Compton and calls them "students," e.g., O J Simpson. Let football and basketball create totally separate Minor Leagues if necessary....


Limited Intramural is OK as a bit of stress relief prime activity....

CNu said...

Thank you for those timely antics BD. When isht gets tense on other threads, I can always count on you to come streaking across the porch with a little flaming sack of excrement.

Dale Asberry said...

I assume when you say "streaking" that you mean "without clothing" as he has it all hangin' out there!

CNu said...

Precisely, though I can easily picture him in some kind of a shiny budgie smuggler with a rogue testicle flapping around at an unnaturally descended level....,

BigDonOne said...

How come MIT has no competitive basketball/football teams...??

CNu said...

They have world class shooting and fencing teams. My strictly subjective/anecdotal response is that the MIT community doesn't attract many exceptional physical specimen who have invested 10,000 hours from late childhood through adolescence perfecting their skills in any given sport. (again, with the exceptions noted above)

It's not that they would love to have world class athletics, it's simply that they don't draw any world class athletes. I think a more onto line of inquiry would focus on Ivy League colleges and universities and the U.S. military academies.

Tom said...

I think the point stands. The schools that draw world-class athletes, draw them because they choose to move sports higher on their priority lists.

CNu said...

Not only that, but in some of the hullabaloo I've read the past few days about a handful of multi-Ivy League black admits, a few of whom were genuinely African American - there was an issue of Amy Chua-esque parental drive and discipline, as well as the availability of very advanced math/chemistry/physics tutorial assistance in the home from a highly accomplished parent.

There were more such legacies at MIT than you can shake a stick at, and I'd imagine that remains the case. Now, back to the mean streets of BD's compulsive imagining, you're not going to find any such academic supports or Chua-esque wilzurmacht. Rather, what you may find is a lot of readily available sports mentorship in the neighborhood, status associated with advanced skills, and all of the reward inputs involved with an athletic darwinian threshing floor, honors calculus, not so much....,

Bottomline, significant investments of time and effort must be made to ascend the ladder in any culture of competence. Since the military employs 80% of working physicists in North America, and that's not particularly well known or highly publicized, there's just not a very broad aperture for funneling anybody into that mix. OTOH - the NCAA/NFL/NBA marketing machinery is omnipresent and second to none.

Constructive_Feedback said...

BigDonOne:

Not only will this never happen because of intrinsic school loyalties associated with "the team" - it is also a horrible idea.

Today we have young men as "College Student Athletes" - assigned to go through the motions of an EDUCATION as they focus on doing their part to ensure that the team wins.

When you separate "amateur sports/ professional development league" from educational institutions - you ONLY get a large funnel of young men working as ATHLETES - ALL pretenses that their EDUCATION is important removed from consideration.

At least now they are in an academic environment with educational resources thrown their way. The truth is that the problem is down at the High School/Middle School level - with regards to academics.

With that said - I Support a ban on selling licensed college apparel with the student athletes names on the back AND on using these kids images in video games featuring college basketball and football.

With football/basketball as both a significant revenue stream AND a hook for alumni/booster involvement and MONEY - your plan would be the fiscal death knell for several schools.

BigDonOne said...

That's the whole point:--> Those with your "10,000 hr investments" have essentially zero serious scholarly potential. Basically a shameful academic prostitution, an immoral money earning fraudulent activity. Might as well re-model all the stadia into casino-whorehouse enterprises and bring in some *real" income. Then you could provide complete free-ride scholarships for all those real students who meet proper entrance standards, and put the destructive student-loan industry out of business. Everything on the up & up in the open........

woodensplinter said...

In calling it "prison culture" you've conveniently skirted the controversial point that it's actually the social pathology and political economy of the illegal drugs trade. Social pathology is not "culture". The "inner cities" have yielded African-American cultures that have a legacy of survival, advancement, achievement and resistance that's largely under-appreciated. These have struggled to coexist with the Drug War Prohibition-fostered anti-social networks of criminality that have been entrenched over the past 40 years. In the context of general economic contraction and likely collapse, the drug trade's promise of upward mobility and material success offers a seductive path which seems unattainable otherwise.


No mainstream interlocutor has examined the impacts of this phenomenon to its fullest extent. It's too scary for the academics and absolutely terrifying to politicians. For one thing, an honest examination of the drug trades would inevitably lead to the conclusion that corruption as pervasive and unspoken/unacknowledged as the multiple hypocrisies of the Drug War starts at the top of a society and works its way down. At that point, where do you go with the concept of "prison culture" contaminating the low classes and castes?

CNu said...

http://shameproject.com/profile/charles-murray/

woodensplinter said...

At the risk of sounding sympathetic to a class of people you've chosen to antagonize (academic and editorial race studies), abandonment of poor inner city blacks by the managerial and professional classes left an epic void in the fabric of inner city culture in many ways resembling the problems found among all too many engineered local societies in parts of the world that have never had successful modern market economies, like in Southeast Asia, Russia and Central Asia.

These are societies with populations drawn from rural peasantry who were then organized in command economies through massive centrally organized bureaucracies. With the collapse of the centrally organized work, you had folks with no long history of initiative, self-starting work ethic, or sense of communitarian duty - cut off from their rural agrarian lifestyle of origin. What was there to fill in the organizing void left by either black upper classes or organization by employing bureaucracy or by the State? And without that structure, nothing was left.

What replaced it was the worst sort of plunder, profiteering, and corruption. One need only look at the respective homicide rates in countries with these formerly engineered and now collapsed local societies. By comparison, problems in impoverished urban American black and Latino neighborhoods can't even hold a candle to what's happened in formerly contrived and now collapsed localities where these issues are both more deep-seated and more widespread.

The problems of these populations aren't "cultural", either. They're an abrogation of culture. Unless one considers drug abuse, alcoholism, petty theft, strong arm intimidation, and irrational violence to be "culture." What they are is predictable, engineered Anti-Culture.

woodensplinter said...

Did you read Ed Dunn's article about Anti-Cultural wolves preying and plundering disguised in cultural sheep's clothing? http://dreamandhustle.com/2014/04/why-black-women-should-leave-the-ghetto-protestant-black-church-behind-to-discover-her-true-life-purpose/


Is what he has written here true?

Vic78 said...

Ed's telling the truth.

woodensplinter said...

Why don't the academic and editorial race studies pundits repudiate these pulpit ponces - or - are they as afraid of them as they are of the drug dealers and all that that supports above it?

Vic78 said...

The ones you see on tv are in on the hustle. In many cases they're friends with the jackleg preachers. One of their side gigs is speaking at churches. One thing you can count on with the pundits is that they aren't turning down easy money. Mike Dyson's a minister. Sharpton's been preaching since he was ten. Dr. West talks about prophetic something. It's not fear, it's collusion.

Vic78 said...

That Clinton quote is one for the ages. I don't think Murray should fall alone. His enablers should go down with him.

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