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Coaches, ADs cash in on academic success as colleges brace for financial woes

The college football season is set to start about four months from now. But, even if students are on campus this fall, one power five program still may not take the field. USA TODAY

Amid financial difficulties related to the coronavirus pandemic, there are some aspects of college sports business proceeding as usual. One involves the bonuses that some schools contractually owe coaches and athletics directors based on academic performance figures the NCAA announced this week.

Arizona State athletics director Ray Anderson stands to collect more than $575,000, making this at least the fourth consecutive year in which Sun Devil athletes’ collective classroom success has brought him more than $300,000.