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Highest paid college player?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by heyabbott, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    So who has the highest career earnings and single year earnings as a college player? football, basketball ... Not cost of scholarship but in outside value received. Doesn't have to be cash, cars, plane tickets, hookers, houses...

    Cam Newton earned $120,000 - 180,000 to play at Auburn

    Reggie Bush earned a house
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

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  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Hart Lee Dykes?
  4. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    If there was an open market for players to get paid, who would be the highest paid athlete currently in college? Does anyone have a chance at topping Wiggins?
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    About a hundred football players. That's where the cash is.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member


    Gotta be up there, though a lot of his "earnings" came in high school.
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  7. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Jeremy Bloom?
  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Didn't Patrick Ewing have to take a pay cut to play for the Knicks?
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Whats Calipari's budget?
  10. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Yup. Football players would dominate that list.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The better investment would be one or two top hoops players. You get the right guy and he can turn a borderline team into a title contender. Football is a lot more of a crapshoot.
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    So what? The level of care about basketball doesn't come close to football. Even at Kansas, look at how Mangino's great year electrified that school. And if Mora keeps building UCLA, just watch -- they'll be a "football school" right quick.

    Also since we're being hypothetical, the fact that you only get one year of the basketball player would cut down tremendously on his value.
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