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Chronicle of Higher Education cites Tony Weaver in story on athletics

In an online story posted March 31, the Chronicle of Higher Education cited work by assistant professor Tony Weaver on the recent trend of colleges and universities paying their new basketball coaches higher salaries than the men who were replaced.

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"What's Behind the Big Pay Raises for Coaches?" by Brad Wolverton links to a column Weaver penned for ultimatesportsinsider.com.

Wolverton's piece begins: "How come new basketball coaches earn so much more than their predecessors? That provocative question, raised by the Elon University assistant professor Tony Weaver this week, deserves extra attention this year as colleges struggle to pay the bills."

The full column is available online by subscription.

Eric Townsend,
4/1/2010 4:28 PM