Coaches salary list confirms basketball trumps football in Indiana
July 19, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
The list of the top 20 highest-paid public college coaches in the state of Indiana in 2013 offered little surprise.
The first two are basketball coaches, Tom Crean of Indiana and Purdue's Matt Painter. The next two are football coaches, Purdue's Darrell Hazell and IU's Kevin Wilson. Basketball, as in seemingly everything else in Indiana, trumps football financially.
Though that's not a shock, it's nonetheless illustrative — salaries can serve as an answer for all sorts of questions in college athletics.