Jim Calhoun has a point. Big time college athletic programs are worth their weight in gold to their respective universities both in terms of revenue and national exposure. He earns his keep.
Locally, Greg Schiano goes through the same shit with people bitching about his $1m tax-payer funded salary, despite him raising Rutgers' profile infinitely over the course of the last several years, and bringing in dollars that accompany it.
Yeah times are tough. Suck it up like everyone else. Don't hate on Calhoun or Schiano or anyone else who earns a buck because you are a lowly newsman in a dying medium.
H/T Andrew Sullivan via Assassin Ave.