Chart: Escalating costs in college football

  • Updated: December 25, 2013 - 9:01 PM

A sampling of spending per scholarship football player:

Minnesota: $107,636 per player in 2005; $199,826 in 2011

Ohio State: $298,971 in 2005; $456,023 in 2011

Michigan: $116,205 in 2005; $273,863 in 2011

Wisconsin: $258,753 in 2005; $278,387 in 2011

Alabama: $175,010 in 2005; $342,020 in 2011

Texas: $154,547 in 2005; $261,728 in 2011

Oregon: $87,606 in 2005; $197,434 in 2011

Florida State: $135,501 in 2005; $222,498 in 2011

Big Ten median: $151,038 in 2005; $210,787 in 2011

Southeast Conference median: $130,873 in 2005; $259,251 in 2011

Pacific-12 median: $118,930 in 2005; $181,498 in 2011

Source: Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics

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