More Numbers to Chew On

Brett McMurphy of the NCAA Fanhouse took a look at the numbers across college football, in terms of income and spending.  I can’t say there are any real surprises, but I think the numbers are of some nterest to PSU fans, particularly those like me who are going to be royally screwed by the new STEP program.

His conclusion: 

That’s right, instead of a 54-10 record since 2005 the Buckeyes should be 64-0 — at least based on what the Buckeyes spend on their football program.

No university in America pours more money into its football program than Ohio State.

The Buckeye’s top the list overall with a football budget of $32.3 Million, while Penn State is fourth in the Big Ten with football expenses of $19.13 Million.
 
But of particular note is the net income of programs, where Penn State comes in at #4 in the country, BEFORE the STEP program goes into effect . . .

*All dollar figures are in millions

BCS Football Programs Net Revenue
Source: U.S. Department of Education’s Equity in Athletics report for the 2008-09 school year
Rank University Net Revenue Conference
1 Texas $65.02 Big 12
2 Georgia $45.38 SEC
3 Florida $43.29 SEC
4 Penn State $42.63 Big Ten
5 LSU $39.12 SEC
6 Notre Dame $38.18 Independent
7 Alabama $38.16 SEC
8 Nebraska $37.29 Big 12
9 South Carolina $37.23 SEC
10 Ohio State $35.89 Big Ten
11 Michigan $34.21 Big Ten
12 Auburn $29.81 SEC
13 Michigan State $27.64 Big Ten
14 Texas A&M $22.29 Big 12
15 Oklahoma $21.84 Big 12
16 Arkansas $20.33 SEC
17 Tennessee $19.84 SEC
18 Oregon State $18.35 Pac-10
19 Wisconsin $17.29 Big Ten
20 Clemson $16.36 ACC
21 Minnesota $16.34 Big Ten
22 Washington $15.64 Pac-10
23 Illinois $15.22 Big Ten
24 Colorado $14.78 Big 12
25 Oklahoma State $14.04 Big 12
26 USC $13.83 Pac-10
27 Boston College $13.26 ACC
28 West Virginia $13.05 Big East
29 Kentucky $12.90 SEC
30 Arizona State $12.64 Pac-10
31 Iowa $11.99 Big Ten
32 N.C. State $10.77 ACC
33 Texas Tech $9.62 Big 12
34 Virginia Tech $9.47 ACC
35 Ole Miss $9.17 SEC
36 Indiana $8.99 Big Ten
37 Oregon $8.92 Pac-10
38 North Carolina $8.80 ACC
39 California $8.62 Pac-10
40 Missouri $8.46 Big 12
41 Arizona $8.31 Pac-10
42 UCLA $8.25 Pac-10
43 Northwestern $8.22 Big Ten
44 Florida State $8.17 ACC
45 Louisville $7.43 Big East
46 Kansas State $7.36 Big 12
47 Iowa State $6.86 Big 12
48 Georgia Tech $6.71 ACC
49 Miami $6.18 ACC
50 Mississippi State $5.88 SEC
51 Purdue $5.66 Big Ten
52 Pittsburgh $5.57 Big East
53 Vanderbilt $4.38 SEC
54 Kansas $4.34 Big 12
55 South Florida $3.79 Big East
56 Virginia $2.99 ACC
57 Washington State $2.48 Pac-10
58 Maryland $2.26 ACC
59 Baylor $0.99 Big 12
60 Cincinnati $0.94 Big East
61 Stanford $0.66 Pac-10
62 Rutgers $0 Big East
63 UConn -$0.27 Big East
64 Syracuse -$0.84 Big East
65 Wake Forest -$3.07 ACC
66 Duke -$6.72 ACC

Now, the University will be quick to point out that the football program underwrites the rest of the athletic department, so the true “net” is less than what is shown, since these figures reflect only the in/out for football.

But is it not surprising that Penn State already outperforms programs like Ohio State, THEM, Wisconsin and Iowa–programs with higher seat licensing fees that we are supposedly aspiring to?  Don’t these programs also support other sports?

You have to go through 63 programs just to find one that loses money on football!  And of the four programs listed that lose money in football–Uc\Conn, Syracuse, Wake Forest and Duke–do you think maybe they make up for that in basketball revenue???

And ALL 17 non-BCS programs turned a profit!

If you look at gross revenue (all sports) Penn State still manages to come in 6th!

BCS Athletic Departments’ Gross Revenue
Source: U.S. Department of Education’s Equity in Athletics report for the 2008-09 school year
Rank University Revenue Conference
1 Texas $138.45 Big 12
2 Ohio State $119.85 Big Ten
3 Florida $108.30 SEC
4 Alabama $103.93 SEC
5 LSU $100.07 SEC
6 Penn State $95.97 Big Ten
7 Michigan $95.19 Big Ten
8 Tennessee $92.52 SEC
9 Wisconsin $89.84 Big Ten
10 Auburn $87.00 SEC
11 Georgia $81.49 SEC
12 Oklahoma $81.48 Big 12
13 Notre Dame $81.08 IND/Big East
14 USC $80.15 Pac-10
15 Iowa $79.52 Big Ten
16 South Carolina $76.25 SEC
17 Michigan State $75.62 Big Ten
18 Nebraska $74.88 Big 12
19 Stanford $74.69 Pac-10
20 Florida State $74.41 ACC
21 California $73.35 Pac-10
22 Texas A&M $72.88 Big 12
23 Kentucky $72.05 SEC
24 Oklahoma State $71.80 Big 12
25 Duke $71.07 ACC
26 Kansas $70.61 Big 12
27 Minnesota $70.32 Big Ten
28 North Carolina $70.15 ACC
29 Virginia $67.14 ACC
30 UCLA $66.17 Pac-10
31 Boston College $64.15 ACC
32 Arkansas $63.97 SEC
33 Miami $61.96 ACC
34 Indiana $60.61 Big Ten
35 Washington $60.57 Pac-10
36 Oregon $60.28 Pac-10
37 Clemson $60.16 ACC
38 Maryland $59.96 ACC
39 Purdue $59.91 Big Ten
40 UConn $58.49 Big East
41 Louisville $58.02 Big East
42 Missouri $57.77 Big 12
43 West Virginia $55.65 Big East
44 Illinois $55.60 Big Ten
45 Rutgers $54.30 Big East
46 Arizona State $53.29 Pac-10
47 Virginia Tech $52.83 ACC
48 Syracuse $52.05 Big East
49 Arizona $51.82 Pac-10
50 Oregon State $50.21 Pac-10
51 Colorado $49.85 Big 12
52 Northwestern $48.58 Big Ten
53 Baylor $48.54 Big 12
54 Georgia Tech $48.06 ACC
55 Kansas State $47.39 Big 12
56 Texas Tech $46.63 Big 12
57 N.C. State $46.49 ACC
58 Pittsburgh $45.83 Big East
59 Iowa State $45.81 Big 12
60 Vanderbilt $45.58 SEC
61 Wake Forest $44.64 ACC
62 Ole Miss $41.31 SEC
63 Washington St. $38.29 Pac-10
64 South Florida $37.85 Big East
65 Mississippi St. $36.53 SEC
66 Cincinnati $35.02 Big East

But have no fear . . the STEP porgram will enable PSU to compete financially and hopefully be #1!  WE ARE . . . PENN $$$$$$tate!

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