The average college basketball player is worth $265,000 per year while the average Football Bowl Subdivision player is worth $121,000. University of Texas football players are at the high end of the football scale — worth $513,000 each — while Duke’s basketball players are worth the most overall, about $1 million each.
A new report titled ”The Price of Poverty in Big Time College Sport” calculates the exact six-figure dollar values of various types of college athletes. The NCAA maintains that college players — “students first and athletes second” — are not paid because they are not university employees.
Here’s the argument for why college athletes deserve six-figure salaries