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Analysis by The Michigan Daily shows that in direct revenues, a player like Gardner can add $5.5 million to the University per year. In free advertising alone, Gardner generating more than $8 million through media exposure over one month.
The current NCAA system, which prohibits monetary compensation to student athletes, makes it impossible to precisely evaluate a player’s market value. But as the debate over player compensation continues, the question is as important as ever.
We've had the "pay the players" topic of conversation here quite a few times, but this article from the Michigan Daily puts some dollar amounts on just how much some of those top tier student athletes really make for the university, and it's staggering. Michigan spends about $275K on each football player every year - but that includes the almost $9M spent on coaches' salaries. I'm all for a stipend, or an Olympic model. Still the best line I read (elsewhere, Bacon?) was how the NCAA spends millions employing people just to make sure that the students don't get a dime.
As we all await the Handpocalypse, the Michigan Daily has a nice feature out on GRIII and how he stepped up to become a more vocal leader and one of this year's captains.
Worth a read:
A nice article on Denard, and I think a great way to think about someone's career that just ended. As in, you can't. 4 years of memories don't fit on 2 pages.
As Helfand writes, we all have our "Denard Memory", ups and downs, etc. What's your #1 memory from his career?
I have to go with the ND fumble recovery TD. I was in that corner of the endzone and saw the fumble, saw him pick it up and run it right towards me and into the endzone... That's one I wont forget.
The Daily's lawyer, Herschel Fink, talked with a Toronto radio station yesterday about the situation with the lawsuit. In case you don't want to listen:
- The Daily still hasn't gotten served with any sort of lawsuit
- Kitchener really seems to have gotten caught trying to push the Daily around because their lawsuit in Canada has no jurisidiction on the Daily
- The hosts say "aboot" and "oot" many times
It seems like maybe KItchener got caught trying to be the bully. They've been pretty quiet since the issued their little ultimatum to the Daily. It's worth a listen if you've been following the situation