While we’ve written about paying NCAA athletes before, Chris Wilson, the interactive graphics editor for Time.com, put together a simple and elegant infographic on the subject. Wilson’s infographic calculates how much the top NCAA basketball and football players would be paid if they earned the same share of revenue as their pro counterparts. The calculation is only an average — in reality, the top players on each team would command more than an average salary — but it still gives us a good idea. For example, take a look at the average shortfall for Louisville basketball players. An average shortfall of $1.6 million per player?!?! Remember that when the NCAA says it doesn’t exploit its athletes.
If you click on the link, you can enter any FBS school to find out their particulars.