Illinois is second only to Nebraska in spending money for recruiting football.
Recruiting is the lifeblood of a good football program. Ask any coach. The team with the best players typically wins the game.
Well, when it comes to an investment in talent procurement, the Big Ten is upping its ante.
According to a story in the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Big Ten public schools have increased their football recruiting expenses by 57 percent in a two-year period. The Big Ten’s current 11 public schools combined to spend nearly $6.47 million in football recruiting in fiscal year 2013. That’s up from $4.1 million in 2011.
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