January 14, 2008
College Football Players Spend 44.8 Hours a Week on Their Sport, NCAA Survey Finds
Playing major-college football is a full-time job, according to new research presented here on Saturday during the National Collegiate Athletic Association's annual convention.
In a 2006 NCAA survey of 21,000 athletes who were then playing in a variety of men's and women's sports, football players reported spending 44.8 hours a week practicing, playing, or training for their sport. That's on top of the time players spend in the classroom.
The findings shocked