SEC School"s AD Finances

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  1. Proud Tiger

    Proud Tiger Founding Member

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    SEC School's AD Finances

    I recently saw some statistics for all the SEC school's Athletic Department finances for 2004. I will post them but first I was curious (on a slow day) how ya'll would answer, without seeing the numbers, these questions. From all sports (regular season and bowls/toutnaments) for both men and women:

    1, What school AD had the most total revenue?

    2. What school AD had the most expenditures?

    3. What school had the most revenue from football only?

    4. What school spent the most on football?














    hat school had the most total expenditures
     
  2. mcmikel

    mcmikel Founding Member

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    I'm betting Tennessee is # 1 across the board. I know it guts UK fans that their football team generates more money than their basketball program, but I think that true for every SEC team save Vandy.
     
  3. TejasTiger

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    Yeah, I think it's Tennessee, Florida, LSU and Alabama in that order for SEC schools.

    I believe LSU is in the 10-15 range nationally, with Tenn in the top 3.
     
  4. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    I'd bet on Florida. Biggest school in the SEC. Lots of cash down there.
     
  5. Hawker45

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    I'd guess Tennessee is the answer to all questions... biggest stadium (and Georgia plays one game in Jax) and they field a lot of teams for both sexes.
    I think Duke (of all people) runs the most profitable program of any Div. I school.
     
  6. DRC

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    Florida...
     
  7. Proud Tiger

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    any more guess before I post the answers?
     
  8. STRIPES

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    This topic continues to pop up but in LSU's case....

    There is a major portion of LSU funding that is not known as TAF is controling more and more of LSU's ticket revenue in Tiger Stadium.

    TAF was formed in order to circumvent Louisiana's ridiculous bid laws which make construction almost impossible. However, due to the fact that TAF is set up as an entirely private organization which in fact does not report to anyone what their financial condition actually is, it is impossible to truly know how much money LSU actually raises.

    Even though TAF helps pay coaches salaries; is in charge of construction projects; and controls a large portion of LSU tickets, TAF simply doesn't open its' books because it is not part of the LSU Athletic Department.
     
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    Re: This topic continues to pop up but in LSU's case....

    Most big schools also have a TAF-equivalent booster organization that raises funds independently of the athletic department.
     
  10. Proud Tiger

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    Re: This topic continues to pop up but in LSU's case....

    You and STRIPES are right and I doubt such funds are included in the numbers I saw.
     

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