The Pac-12 Numbers Game

A little blog named The Business of College Sports released a very intriguing report yesterday about the financial situations for the basketball and football programs of each respective Pac-12 school for the 2010-2011 seasons. And while I'm no business major, I was able to draw some of my own conclusions from the statistics.

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Yes, as they warn in the second paragraph, this should be taken with a huge grain of salt due to each university reporting the data in a variety of different ways but it's still interesting to see what numbers they decide to make public.

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Some of the highlights include Arizona basketball investing only 32.62% of their $14,291,741 profit (which is second only to Washington football in the conference) back into the sport. Even more fascinating is the fact that Arizona State football somehow made less of a profit than last season despite fancy their new digs and hefty serving of publicity due to some nationally televised games.

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Take what you want from the graph but I think we can all agree that Oregon basketball is in the need of an Obama bailout.

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