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Less Money, Mo' Problems

The Orlando Sentinel is apparently killing it with their "College Gridiron 365," so let's add one more link to the list.

How much revenue did your favorite Football Bowl Subdivision school take in in 2007-08? This chart will tell you.

Obviously, if you follow the link there is a chart listing all of the Div I-A schools in descending order by revenue earned last season.

The chart in this blog entry ranks all Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-A) schools by the total revenue they took in during the 2007-08 reporting year. These revenues include generated revenue (such as proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships) and allocated revenue (such as tuition waivers, money from student fees and direct institutional support.)

The figures come from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education. Each year, the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act requires schools to report their overall revenues to the Department of Education. (The Naval Academy and U.S. Military Academy did not report their revenues and, therefore, are not included in the chart.)


Surprisingly, Syracuse comes in at #54 (out of 118 schools on the list [noted above, Navy and Army are not listed since they don't report their revenues]). Perhaps an FBS school with history just always is going to bring in a bare minimum of revenue, even when they are putrid, like Syracuse. Or perhaps being a BCS school, you get a lot of extra dough at the end of the season just because someone in your conference played in a bowl.

Regardless, before you get your hopes up, I have some bad news: Syracuse was just 5th among the Big East:

39th Connecticut
40th West Virginia
44th Louisville
45th Rutgers
54th Syracuse
61st Pittsburgh
66th USF
67th Cincinnati

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