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    Let’s take as an example the 2008-9 Florida Gators. Led by Heisman Trophy finalist Tim Tebow, the Gator football team won their division in the SEC, beat the undefeated and #1-ranked Alabama in the conference title game, and then, with 26.8 million people tuning in on Fox, won the BCS title game over Oklahoma. The men’s basketball team, two seasons removed from back-to-back national titles, made the NIT, while the women’s team made the NCAA tournament only to lose to eventual champion UConn.

    Yet, despite all this on-field success, and after including $2.5 million in student fees, $40.7 million in alumni contributions, $1.8 million in direct state support, and millions more in television fees, tournament revenues, royalties, licensing, parking, and concessions, the University of Florida lost $5.4 million on their athletics programs in 2008-9. This was arguably the most successful college sports program in the country!

    Republicans represent both sides: the insanely rich and vice versa.

    by Crashing Vor on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 06:26:30 AM PDT

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    •  Wait a sec.. I smell a switcheroo.. (0+ / 0-)

      "the University of Florida lost $5.4 million on their athletics programs in 2008-9."

      Does this mean ALL of their athletic programs?  The revenue from a few sports (primarily football and men's basketball) paid for all the swimming.. diving.. lacrosse.. softball.. cross-country.. track and field.. wrestling.. etc etc.. leaving only $5 million needing to come from the general fund?

      If so, what would the bill have been WITHOUT that revenue?

      When extra-terrestrial beings make their first appearance on our planet, and ask for representatives of our species to best exemplify humanity, I'm sending a nurse, a librarian, and a firefighter.

      by Wayward Son on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 09:35:22 AM PDT

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