The Haves and
The wealth gap
between Division I powers and paupers has never been larger
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For all its success on the field, Boise State ranked only 70th in revenue ($8.5
million) and spent just $4.5 million, one fourth as much as Notre Dame. Houston
lost almost $3.9 million on football, the most of any school.
Louisville's basketball program showed more profit than the football programs
at Clemson, Nebraska, Florida State--and Louisville. In women's hoops only
seven schools showed a profit, led by UConn at $975,379.
With $19.5 million in profit (on $44.8 million in revenue), Central Florida
ranked a surprising third in the nation in profitability, behind Notre Dame
($22.7 million) and Georgia ($20.5 million).