When it comes to college sports, the big two – football and basketball – generate far more money than every other sport combined.
On the other hand... If you’re a guy on the gymnastics, fencing or ice hockey team in high school, you have a better chance of getting a college scholarship than if you play football.
Finally, if you’re playing water polo, volleyball or are a wrestler, your odds are terrible … so, hopefully, you’re playing for the love of the sport.
Source: Market Watch