Alabama has built what strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran calls "the biggest, baddest weight room in the country," part of the ongoing arms race in college athletics. The two-story 37,000-square-foot facility cost $9 million.
It's part of the plan to keep Alabama at the top of its game, but beyond the $9 million, what is the cost?
Tutors, it appears, are among those being squeezed.
Birmingham News columnist John Archibald takes note of a recent change in policy at the university that has capped work hours for many graduate students — including athletic department tutors — at 20 hours.