Nowadays, upper echelon college athletic programs can have budgets in the same ball park as big businesses and some of the world’s richest companies. (Nichols) At many schools, athletics is the second most generous revenue producer outside of student tuition. People pay their hard earned money to go watch these players - just like they do for professional games. People also pay money to sponsor the teams that these players are on - just as in the pros....
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