June 16th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

With small stadiums and sparse national TV for regular-season games, little about elite-level college baseball seems comparable to Major League Baseball. The compensation paid to top coaches says otherwise. At least nine college baseball coaches are making $1 million or more, while at least 11 MLB managers are making $1 million or less, USA TODAY Sports surveys have found. Five of the big-money college skippers have guided their teams to this season’s NCAA College World Series, an eight-team event that begins Saturday in Omaha. Among that quintet, Vanderbilt’s Tim Corbin leads the list, having been credited with just over $1.3 million in total compensation for the 2017 calendar, according to the university’s most recent federal tax return. That document, released a month ago, listed Corbin’s base pay for the year at nearly $1.1 million. -Steve Berkowitz and Bob Nightengale, USA Today. Read More.

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