In addition to many of the literature resources mentioned above, The Chronicle of Higher Education includes coverage of athletics in higher education. For the most robust content including news, blogs, and data in addition to issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education, access The Chronicle through Drexel University Libraries' academic site license below. Then, navigate to Sections -- News -- Athletics.
Of particular interest is the Chronicle's November 2015 interactive content titled "The $10-Billion Sports Tab: How Colleges are Funding the Athletics Arms Race." This item is the result of research undertaken by The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Huffington Post. The included Interactive Table reflects how much Division I colleges depend on student fees and other subsidies for athletics. Filter by year (2010-2014), state, or conference, or click on an institution's name to view funding details or download NCAA financial reports. There is also an option to download all data into a CSV file.