The NCAA’s mission statement is clear: “The educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.”
So if that’s part of the core mission of college athletics, should coaches, who are already pocketing the most money from all these sports, have to be given huge financial carrots to push their players to excel in the classroom?
UNM athletic director Paul Krebs doesn’t think so. At least not anymore.
Entering his 10th season running Lobo athletics, Krebs is no longer including incentive pay for coaches whose teams meet various academic benchmarks.