The best data available to help you cover college athletics is housed in financial reports submitted to the
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and college coach contracts. You can use these
documents to write about skyrocketing coach salaries, perks and bonuses; ever-increasing student fees
and athletic scholarships, among other stories. Input the numbers you care about into a spreadsheet to
run some quick calculations. For richer stories, input data from other schools in the same conference as
the schools you cover.