NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > I'm a little verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves, I'll give you a topic... Money and College Sports
May 15, 2012, 08:50 AM
Everyone says College Sports are all about money... Well here is who is good at making money.

http://tinyurl.com/4ylhsw n

Check out FSU at 2.6 mil for football and .6 mil for basketball. Compare against USF and UF.

UF makes more in one average football game 3.3 than FSU does with football and basketball all year.
May 15, 2012  09:44 AM ET

Wow...that has some really interesting data listed! SEC football has tons of money earned. In the top 50, 5 B1G schools have football AND basketball revenues listed!! And Indiana makes about the same on BBall as it does FB!

May 15, 2012  09:56 AM ET

Here are updated links:

1-50

51-100

FSU football jumped to 24

May 15, 2012  10:49 AM ET

Money makes the world go round.

May 15, 2012  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Money makes the world go round.

"Even the band is beautiful..."

May 15, 2012  02:12 PM ET

Money, Money.......Money!!! 8^D

May 15, 2012  02:52 PM ET
QUOTE:

UF makes more in one average football game 3.3 than FSU does with football and basketball all year.

Nothing better than beating FSU in anything - especially in the bucks. :-)

Now, if we could just get back to beating those guys on the OTHER green stuff (turf) ....

May 15, 2012  04:08 PM ET

Auburn ($39M) and tOSU ($34M) were the top spenders. A church roof is more expensive than I thought. So are those team memorabilia that can be bartered.

USC on the other hand was #19.... no doubt realizing a huge savings by having a zero budget for Compliance.

Seriously, though, it makes you wonder. If LSU can be successful on a budget of $21M, why do some other schools need so much more and what are they spending it on?

May 16, 2012  06:41 AM ET

Six shots of ouzo and six espressos. Opps. This ain't the Haus...

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May 16, 2012  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I'm no accountant, so this is just a guess, but in the case of tOSU I think it's to help underwrite and subsidize the other 36 sports programs in which the school competes. (FB and BBall excluded here)

I think that's covered by the 3rd column (profit). I was looking at the 2nd column (expenses). Evidently, tOSU spent $34M on the football program and a separate $5.2M on basketball. I may be making false assumptions, but it's curious to me if LSU covers all the bases with a $21M budget, why does someone else need an extra $13M (or in another case $18M) to run a football program, and what is it spent on? That's a lot of athletic tape.

May 16, 2012  12:54 PM ET

May 16, 2012  12:54 PM ET

Jing-a-ling-a-ling

May 16, 2012  12:59 PM ET

There are some travel issues that could be costly to some teams and not others. Bussing teams to compete is alot less costly than flying (duh, GR), and in comparison to some other conferences, SEC teams have opportunities to bus when others may have to fly more often.

May 16, 2012  01:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

There are some travel issues that could be costly to some teams and not others. Bussing teams to compete is alot less costly than flying (duh, GR), and in comparison to some other conferences, SEC teams have opportunities to bus when others may have to fly more often.

Never thought of the SEC as a bus league, but even so, Auburn spent nearly twice as much on football as LSU. I can't say you're wrong, GR, because I don't know, but I'm guessing travel would only be part of the answer.

May 21, 2012  03:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I think that's covered by the 3rd column (profit). I was looking at the 2nd column (expenses). Evidently, tOSU spent $34M on the football program and a separate $5.2M on basketball. I may be making false assumptions, but it's curious to me if LSU covers all the bases with a $21M budget, why does someone else need an extra $13M (or in another case $18M) to run a football program, and what is it spent on? That's a lot of athletic tape.

tOSU pays out millions to have 8 home games a year to local MAC squads. Probably a lot more than the payouts LSU makes (and LSU made money playing Oregon and WVU last year too).

May 21, 2012  04:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

tOSU pays out millions to have 8 home games a year to local MAC squads. Probably a lot more than the payouts LSU makes (and LSU made money playing Oregon and WVU last year too).

I guess UF gets a discount for scheduling cupcake FLA schools instead of out of state.

May 21, 2012  09:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I think that's covered by the 3rd column (profit). I was looking at the 2nd column (expenses). Evidently, tOSU spent $34M on the football program and a separate $5.2M on basketball. I may be making false assumptions, but it's curious to me if LSU covers all the bases with a $21M budget, why does someone else need an extra $13M (or in another case $18M) to run a football program, and what is it spent on? That's a lot of athletic tape.

I'm assuming this includes the costs of athletic scholarships. Isn't Louisiana a state where any graduate from a Louisiana High School doesn't have to pay tuition? If so that would mean the La kids on the athletic teams wouldn't have their tuition expense count against the program. I could be wrong..and probably am.

May 21, 2012  10:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I'm assuming this includes the costs of athletic scholarships. Isn't Louisiana a state where any graduate from a Louisiana High School doesn't have to pay tuition? If so that would mean the La kids on the athletic teams wouldn't have their tuition expense count against the program. I could be wrong..and probably am.

Geez DC...kids pay double to play for LUS

May 22, 2012  12:20 AM ET

Think Sun Belt schools are discounted compared to MAC schools.

 
May 22, 2012  01:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I'm assuming this includes the costs of athletic scholarships. Isn't Louisiana a state where any graduate from a Louisiana High School doesn't have to pay tuition? If so that would mean the La kids on the athletic teams wouldn't have their tuition expense count against the program. I could be wrong..and probably am.

You may have something there. According to Collegedata.com LSU does charge residents tuition, but the cost of a year's attendance at LSU is $18,400 for residents and $31,400 for outsiders. At tOSU those numbers are $25,200 and $40,100. That's an average difference of about $8K more per scholly at tOSU. Multiplied by 85 players, that explains almost $700K of the difference.

It's a start.

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