Joe Paterno, Rick Pitino and Mack Brown - millionaires all and many times over. Their bosses? Go ahead. Try to name them.
Even if you can - Graham Spanier, James R. Ramsey and William C. Powers, for the record - they're not household names. When it comes to their salaries, it's as though they're working in different worlds, not on the same campus.
There are more than 90 football and basketball coaches making more than $1 million a year, including Brown, who tops out the football list at around $5 million at Texas, and Pitino, who brings in more than $7 million at Louisville. Meanwhile, there are only 10 presidents at the nation's 185 largest public universities taking home more than $725,000 annually.
Call it an imbalance of priorities or tipping the scales, but it happens all across America when multimillion-dollar athletic programs become the face of a university instead of the other way around.
''There's such an emphasis on building and expanding and paying top salaries that ...