Monday, January 10, 2011

Big Spenders!!

I am one of those people that like to read the comments made on ESPN articles and after reading through the story about GPs contract extension, one commenter through out a pretty interesting statistic in regards to the total expenses that football programs across the country incur. Below is the Top 30 Football Programs that spent the most money during the 2009-2010 academic school year, according to the Department of Education's Equity in Athletics Report.

1

Ohio State University-Main Campus

$31,763,036.00

2

The University of Alabama

$31,118,134.00

3

University of Notre Dame

$29,490,788.00

4

Auburn University Main Campus

$27,911,713.00

5

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

$25,566,520.00

6

The University of Texas at Austin

$25,112,331.00

7

University of Florida

$24,457,557.00

8

University of South Carolina-Columbia

$22,794,211.00

9

University of Wisconsin-Madison

$22,041,491.00

10

University of Arkansas

$22,005,104.00

11

University of Southern California

$20,820,468.00

12

Texas Christian University

$20,609,361.00

13

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

$20,150,769.00

14

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

$19,780,939.00

15

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

$19,494,263.00

16

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

$19,207,560.00

17

University of California-Berkeley

$18,519,523.00

18

University of Iowa

$18,468,732.00

19

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

$18,328,233.00

20

University of Georgia

$18,308,654.00

21

University of Oregon

$18,071,012.00

22

Arizona State University

$17,977,987.00

23

Boston College

$17,973,705.00

24

University of Miami

$17,863,218.00

25

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

$17,843,849.00

26

Michigan State University

$17,468,458.00

27

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

$17,441,032.00

28

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

$17,433,699.00

29

The University of Tennessee

$17,357,345.00

30

Stanford University

$17,236,945.00

Surprisingly, we spend a lot more money on our football team than most BCS conference schools do that have a far greater amount of students and alumni than TCU does. Yes, alot of the expenses incurred probably arise from traveling, but just to see us this high on this list is very exciting and should show football fans that we are not the "little guy" or "little sister of the poor". Below is also another important recruiting tool that came from the same report using the Top 30 universities in football spending.

University

Male

Female

Total

Ratio

1

Texas Christian University

2955

4348

7303

0.679622815

2

University of Georgia

10355

14196

24551

0.729430826

3

University of Florida

13858

17275

31133

0.802199711

4

University of South Carolina-Columbia

8660

10221

18881

0.847275218

5

University of California-Berkeley

11668

13128

24796

0.888787325

6

Michigan State University

15709

17529

33238

0.896172058

7

The University of Alabama

10232

11320

21552

0.903886926

8

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

13212

14424

27636

0.915973378

9

The University of Texas at Austin

16882

18225

35107

0.926310014

10

University of Wisconsin-Madison

13095

14050

27145

0.93202847

11

Boston College

4587

4914

9501

0.933455433

12

University of Miami

4500

4768

9268

0.943791946

13

Arizona State University

22187

23303

45490

0.95210917

14

University of Iowa

8963

9356

18319

0.95799487

15

LSU

10471

10905

21376

0.960201742

16

PITT

8230

8460

16690

0.972813239

17

Washington

13849

14203

28052

0.975075688

18

OU

8468

8663

17131

0.977490477

19

University of Oregon

8392

8550

16942

0.981520468

20

University of Southern California

7921

8063

15984

0.982388689

21

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

12812

12449

25261

1.029158969

22

Auburn University Main Campus

9372

9013

18385

1.039831355

23

The University of Tennessee

10084

9602

19686

1.050197875

24

Stanford University

3372

3192

6564

1.056390977

25

University of Arkansas

6974

6560

13534

1.063109756

26

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

14216

13321

27537

1.067187148

27

Ohio State University-Main Campus

20219

17410

37629

1.161344055

28

University of Notre Dame

4490

3861

8351

1.162911163

29

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

9583

8154

17737

1.17525141

30

Penn St.

20213

16864

37077

1.19858871

So, if you are a recruit looking to be taken well care of on the field as well as off the field, then maybe you should reconsider going to Penn St. or Nebraska and come to the Fort where your chances of getting laid every night are much greater. And if you need something else to support the claim that TCU has some very fine looking women (and for the most part, disease free), then check out this article in Men's Health Magazine from a few years back.


** For complete reports, click here: http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/

4 comments:

Rex Kramer said...

Those numbers have to be skewed. I very much doubt that some of those big programs spend that little, especially those below us (i.e. OU, PSU, Mich). It's got to have something to do with how and where things are reported...as in our stadium, is it an athletic expense or campus improvement expense. I think we're closing the gap, but this doesn't look right to me.

That second chart, however, has absolutely nothing wrong with it. Go Frogs.

CounselorFrog said...

Look at the expert over here

Rex Kramer said...
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Rex Kramer said...

I never said I'm an expert, just that it didn't seem right to me. I had seen that list before Bucknasty put it here, so I had some time to think about it.