ESPN looks at UK’s ability to pay athletes

As part of a series of articles examining the feasibility of paying athletes for multiple college programs, ESPN delved into the financial details of UK’s Athletic Department to see how much of an impact paying players would have.

The difference between what UK currently pays and the cost of attendance is $2,666. If every athlete were to be paid that amount, UK would be paying an extra $1,444,972 per year. John Calipari has previously advocated paying the cost of attendance for athletes.

According to ESPN, UK made a net $1,985,500 last year.

If you want the full details — and there are plenty, and it’s a fascinating look that deals more with the realities than hypotheticals — go here.

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