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  • The Bottom Line of College Football

    They may not have won a lot of games in 2010, but when it comes to the bottom line, the Texas Longhorns are clearly the greatest college football team in all the land, earning a total profit of $65 million ($93 million revenues - $25 million expenditures). They were followed by Georgua football at #2 ($52 million) and Penn State football at #3 ($50 million).

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/3 ... of%20Texas

    On the other hand, the bowl teams with the biggest budgets, though not necessarily the biggest profits are:
    • 1. Ohio State, $31,763,036
      2. Alabama, $31,118,134
      3. Notre Dame, $29,490,788
      4. Auburn, $27,911,713
      5. LSU, $25,566,520
      6. Florida, $24,457,557
      7. South Carolina, $22,794,211
      8. Wisconsin, $22,041,491
      9. Arkansas $22,005,014
      10. TCU $20,609,361

    Boise State, which has a budget of $6.85 million, would appear to getting a lot of bang for their bucks.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/bowls10/n ... id=5970794

  • #2
    Re: The Bottom Line of College Football

    Originally posted by jazzcyclist
    On the other hand, the bowl teams with the biggest budgets, though not necessarily the biggest profits are:
    [list]1. Ohio State, $31,763,036

    To their credit, Ohio State plows much of their revenue back into the overall athletic department, offering every sport under the sun, with top notch facilities. Track is no exception, with the recently constructed Jesse Owens outdoor T&F complex, and last summer's total rehab(down to the soil) of French Fieldhouse(pictures here).

    With all the resources at their disposal, in continues to befuddle those of us in the state how their men's team hasn't won a Big Ten track title since 1993, and the women have NEVER in the history of the Big Ten brought home a team championship. But that's a discussion for another day...
    There are no strings on me

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    • #3
      Re: The Bottom Line of College Football

      After combing through the data provided by the Department of Education, here are to top 25 by budget, revenues and profits:
      • Budget
        1 Ohio State 31763036
        2 Alabama 31118134
        3 Notre Dame 29490788
        4 Auburn 27911713
        5 LSU 25566520
        6 Texas 25112331
        7 Florida 24457557
        8 South Carolina 22794211
        9 Wisconsin 22041491
        10 Arkansas 22005104
        11 USC 20820468
        12 TCU 20609361
        13 Oklahoma 20150769
        14 Penn State 19780939
        15 Rutgers 19494263
        16 Washington 19207560
        17 California 18519523
        18 Iowa 18468732
        19 Michigan 18328233
        20 Georgia 18308654
        21 Oregon 18071012
        22 Arizona State 17977987
        23 Boston College 17973705
        24 Miami 17863218
        25 Nebraska 17843849
      • Revenues
        1 Texas 93942815
        2 Alabama 71884525
        3 Georgia 70838539
        4 Penn State 70208584
        5 LSU 68819806
        6 Florida 68715750
        7 Auburn 66162720
        8 Notre Dame 64163063
        9 Ohio State 63750000
        10 Michigan 63189417
        11 Oklahoma 58295888
        12 South Carolina 58266159
        13 Tennessee 56593946
        14 Nebraska 49928228
        15 Arkansas 48524244
        16 Iowa 45854764
        17 Michigan State 44462659
        18 Texas A & M 41915428
        19 Wisconsin 38662971
        20 Washington 33919639
        21 Oklahoma State 32787498
        22 Minnesota 32322688
        23 Kentucky 31890572
        24 Virginia Tech 31155870
        25 Clemson 30994503
      • Profits
        1 Texas 68830484
        2 Georgia 52529885
        3 Penn State 50427645
        4 Michigan 44861184
        5 Florida 44258193
        6 LSU 43253286
        7 Alabama 40766391
        8 Tennessee 39236601
        9 Auburn 38251007
        10 Oklahoma 38145119
        11 South Carolina 35471948
        12 Notre Dame 34672275
        13 Nebraska 32084379
        14 Ohio State 31986964
        15 Iowa 27386032
        16 Michigan State 26994201
        17 Arkansas 26519140
        18 Texas A & M 25315630
        19 Kentucky 17984848
        20 Oklahoma State 17308088
        21 Wisconsin 16621480
        22 Ole Miss 16489264
        23 West Virginia 15137376
        24 Minnesota 14888989
        25 Virginia Tech 14853103


      The information provided by the Department of Education is by far the most comprehensive I've ever seen, providing data for not only minor sports such as track & field and women's basketball, but also for division I-A, II and III schools as well. I glanced over the track stuff and as expected, Oregon and Texas A&M are the biggest spenders in this area, both with budgets over $4 million.

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