And the Justification for a High Salary for a Low DI Men's Basketball Coach Is?
Princeton beat Northeastern in Boston 71-62.
938 people attended.
My guess is that the Northeastern coach makes north of $250,000 a year, perhaps significantly so.
Because men's basketball is a revenue sport?
Could it be that ticket sales and revenues from the concession stands didn't pay for the cost of running the game? I would bet that's the case.
So the justification for a big-time DI program with scholarships and highly paid coaches is exactly what?
A chance to win a low-ranked conference and go to the NCAA Tournament, for the opportunity for a school like Kentucky or Kansas to pound you into the hoops equivalent of dust?
Remember my adage -- that I don't want my kids to go to any college where a coach makes more than the university president. That still holds, unless, of course, it can be proven beyond a doubt that any coach is worth it.
Bread and circus?
One thing is for sure -- Northeastern's circus doesn't generate enough bread to pay for the program.