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Florida lost over $800,000 by going to the Sugar Bowl

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03:41 PM ET 06.13 | Adding insult to injury, the University of Florida lost roughly $840,000 by going to the Sugar Bowl. The Gators were soundly beaten by Louisville, 33-23, and lost much of that sum after failing to sell their seat allotment of 17,500. Schools that attend bowl games are required to purchase large blocks of seats, and are stuck with the bill if they fail to sell their allotment to fans. Bowl games have become an increasingly losing proposition for most schools due to this arrangement, but large BCS bowls have generally remained moneymakers for the teams involved.

The Gainesville Sun (Gator Sports)

, Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
June 13, 2013  03:55 PM ET

This is old news.. any bowl game your team is going to will lose money

June 13, 2013  04:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This is old news.. any bowl game your team is going to will lose money

Especially if you don't sell your ticket allotment.

June 13, 2013  04:16 PM ET
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Especially if you don't sell your ticket allotment.

Even if you do sell your allotment.. teams don't make any money.. especially if its not a BCS bowl

June 13, 2013  04:20 PM ET

Force a change of terms. The Bowls will have to cooperate, or risk being displaced by conference arranged post-season exhibitions.

June 13, 2013  04:30 PM ET
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Even if you do sell your allotment.. teams don't make any money.. especially if its not a BCS bowl

Beg to disagree; ND sells their ticket allotments and then some, plus pull TV advertiser dollars.
That's why they get Bowl invites even when they had mediocre teams.
Fan loyalty!

June 13, 2013  04:45 PM ET
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Even if you do sell your allotment.. teams don't make any money.. especially if its not a BCS bowl

Last I checked, the Sugar Bowl is a BCS Bowl.

June 13, 2013  04:45 PM ET

Retread thread. Again.

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June 13, 2013  05:43 PM ET
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Beg to disagree; ND sells their ticket allotments and then some, plus pull TV advertiser dollars.That's why they get Bowl invites even when they had mediocre teams.Fan loyalty!

Care to disclose how much ND made??

June 13, 2013  05:45 PM ET
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Last I checked, the Sugar Bowl is a BCS Bowl.

Last time I checked it was too.. and last time I checked.. there are ALOT of other bowls that aren't a BCS bowl

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June 13, 2013  08:03 PM ET

Who the hell cares? They made millions off of their player already. And they graduate semi-literate neanderthals that can play football.

Congratulations. Apparently this is all that it takes to be be an 'institute of higher learning'.

College athletics and the NCAA make me want to puke.

June 13, 2013  08:16 PM ET
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Care to disclose how much ND made??

Unfortunately, they don't tell me, but I'm sure some Fellow Domer out there may know?

June 13, 2013  08:16 PM ET
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Giving L'ville their rightful due, as soon as the UF fans found out who their team was playing, they weren't interested. It isn't that far from G'ville to NOLA and even though it was the Sugar Bowl, they still weren't interested. Had UF been playing even someone like Oklahoma or any big name team, the Superdome probably would have been packed to the roof. It wouldn't have mattered the outcome of the game, money would have been made, instead of lost. All of this is, IMO, but I believe I can speak for just about ever CFB fan when I say this; Thank goodness this is the final season of the current bs BCS bs!!!

Fan loyalty, or lack thereof

June 13, 2013  09:51 PM ET
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Giving L'ville their rightful due, as soon as the UF fans found out who their team was playing, they weren't interested. It isn't that far from G'ville to NOLA and even though it was the Sugar Bowl, they still weren't interested. Had UF been playing even someone like Oklahoma or any big name team, the Superdome probably would have been packed to the roof. It wouldn't have mattered the outcome of the game, money would have been made, instead of lost. All of this is, IMO, but I believe I can speak for just about ever CFB fan when I say this; Thank goodness this is the final season of the current bs BCS bs!!!

LOL, no Florida didn't want to play out of state, that was the real problem and Louisville beat a good SEC team!!! Leave it at that!!!

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June 13, 2013  11:16 PM ET

this really breaks my heart..

June 14, 2013  07:34 AM ET
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this really breaks my heart..

Sorry to see you feeling so low, svt.

 
June 14, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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this really breaks my heart..

I know.


Hey, Nevin Shapiro called, and said he has even MORE allegations to dump -- he once saw Prez Donna litter, he bought a Starbucks double-skinny-no-whip latte for Randy Shannon, and he left the seat up the last time he whizzed at Sun Life stadium.

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