How College Football is Making Millions

college_football_making_millionsIt is widely known that Americans love football, just as people from all over the world love sports popular in their countries. What sets American football fans apart, however, is their love of the collegiate level of the sport. College football has been popular for a long time, but has been gaining more steam in recent years. To people around the world this is a strange phenomenon, that Americans are just as passionate about college football as they are about pro football. The country’s passion for college football has turned it into a huge money maker for colleges.

How college football turned into such a spectacle has a simple and often over looked answer. In places that were neglected by and lacked professional sports teams, college football caught on like wildfire. There are only 32 professional football teams in the NFL, so not every state has one and for most in a state that does getting to games regularly can be an issue. College football offers a lower ticket cost, quality football, and a team to root for, even if one hasn’t attended the school the team represents. In addition to accessibility many people love to watch athletes playing for the love of the game, instead of players who play for a salary and inevitably become divas and prima donnas. Continue reading

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College Footballs Biggest Donors

college_footballs_biggest_donorsCollege football is a phenomenon and one of the most popular sports in the US. In recent years it has turned into a business that resembles the NFL in ways like venue and ticket revenue, as well as the sheer overwhelming amount of merchandising. These days’ colleges even get T.V. deals with providers who broadcast their games. So it should come with little shock that certain ambitious and influential people want a piece of the college football pie. Continue reading

Are College Football Players Being Exploited?

are_college_football_players_being_exploitedThere has been an argument raging for over a decade now; should college football players receive payment? Most college football players receive full scholarships with room and board— an impressive payment by the standards of many students who have to bury themselves under debt to receive a higher education. College sports scholarships are supposed to represent the extension of a helping hand to a worthy student who performs outstandingly in both academics and their chosen sport. While many colleges maintain academic standards (and while some are questionable) there is no denying the truth, college football has become a business. Continue reading