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USA TODAY Sports' College Athletics FinancesDetails of revenues and expenses at NCAA D-I public schools, 2006-2011.
"The Longhorns took in a little more than $150 million in 2010-11, the most recent year for which public schools' filings with the NCAA are available. That outdistanced second-place Ohio State by $18.5 million. The 'Horns' outlay for football and 19 other varsity sports was $133.7 million, almost $11.5 million more than Ohio State put into its 36 teams."
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/ ... 54960210/1
Pony Up for a new Natatorium ;-D
I was expecting an article about how Texas fans spend the most on rivals.com.......
Far past time that the state doesn't call for a full audit of the UT Athletic Department. How is this money spent? and why does the state in effect subsidize both the university and such the athletic department?
As I recall from 2009 stats that Ohio State spent 31.5 million on football alone along with ND and maybe Michigan as the only teams spending over 30 million. Texas was in the top 10 in football spending somewhere in the mid 25 million range. Seems like Texas really gives all sports a real good investment and not just football. In the case of Ohio State the % of the revenues going to football is very much higher.
would be interesting to see a followup that measures the success in life former student athletes achieve. First column measures those who entered as fr on scholarship. Next column measures those that graduated.4yrs/5yrs/6yrs and degree type. Next column measures those who played professionally/ years and income. Next column measures success ratio of those incoming freshman 10, 15, 20 and 25 years later as to income, other success measures, happiness in retrospect of their educational opportunities. Or was the tens of millions these athletes earned for the university just for entertainment with no lasting value for the athletes except for some faded memories?
True but sad truth is that athletes in the minor sports generally are college material, excel in the class room, graduate and becoming productive citizens. The big problems are in basketball and football where a great number of the kids are not college material, are not focused in the classroom and do not graduate thereby limiting their futures. Studies on these issues go back to the late 70s when Sports Illustrated highlighted the dismal plight of black athlete graduation rates in the Big 10. At that time basketball players had graduation rates at less than 20 % and football near 25 % which means the colleges were really failing the kids or visa versa. This has long been an issue with the NCAA; however, the pressure of the $$$$ generated has caused little to be done until lately. UConn is about to lose tournament eligibility because the men's basketball program has failed in the class room and the NCAA has raised the HS GPA up to 2.25 starting in 2014. Yes, it would be nice to have your measuring sticks many of which are available somewhere; however, I do not know where to find them unless the NCAA has them on their site.
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