Moneyball, N.C. style.

 
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Anyone who has bought a $12 beer or an $8 hot dog at a professional sports game knows there's big money in athletics. Here's a snapshot of where some of that big money is flowing and who are the financial winners in sports-crazy North Carolina.

Highest paid college coaches (Total Pay) Mike Krzyzewski Duke University basketball $7 million Roy Williams UNC Chapel Hill basketball $3.9 million Mack Brown UNC Chapel Hill football $3.5 million Dave Doeren N.C. State University football $3 million Kevin Keatts N.C. State University basketball $2.7 million David Cutcliffe Duke University football $2.5 million Dave Clawson Wake Forest University football $1.8 million Danny Manning Wake Forest University basketball $1.8 million Mike Houston East Carolina University football $1.3 million Joe Dooley East Carolina University basketball $900,000 Highest paid pro-team athletes Nick Batum Charlotte Hornets $25.6 (million) Cam Newton Carolina Panthers $23.7 Terry Rozier Charlotte Hornets $19.9 Kawann Short Carolina Panthers $17 Bismack Biyombo Charlotte Hornets $17 Marvin Williams Charlotte Hornets $15 Cody Zeller Charlotte Hornets $14.5 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Charlotte Hornets $13 Mario Addison Carolina Panthers $10.7 Luke Kuechly Carolina Panthers $10 Dontari Poe Carolina Panthers $9.3 Shaq Thompson Carolina Panthers $9.2 Trai Turner Carolina Panthers $8.8 Sebastian Aho Carolina Hurricanes $8.5 Jordan Staal Carolina Hurricanes $8 Major league professional team financial snapshots Carolina Panthers (December 2018) Team value $2.3 billion Revenue $396 million Operating income $62 million Players expenses $218 million Average ticket price $80 Carolina Hurricanes (December 2018) Team value $420 million Revenue $109 million Operating income ($3.9) million Players expenses $62 million Average ticket price $62 Charlotte...

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