Originally Posted by jojo
These are people teaching and supporting student athletes.
The general university staff isn't seeing a dime from the athletic revenue. That revenue is going to athletic department officials, coaches and the academic/athletic support staff.
The academic advisers do not teach. They simply advise athletes on what classes to take and how to stay eligible.
I have a few friends that are academic advisers at FBS and FCS schools and their jobs should never, ever, be mentioned in the same category as professors. Their jobs, to be frank, are all about keeping athletes eligible. Without betraying confidences, let's just say it's a dirty business keeping guys eligible at the Division I level.