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    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/colle...ools/finances/

    Where we rank: 125

    Notable schools ranked above us: San Diego State (62), East Carolina (65), Texas State (84), Middle Tennessee (87), Western Kentucky (87), FIU (91), FAU (98), Southern Miss (105), Northh Texas (118), Louisiana Tech (121), Appalacian State (122).

    The numbers show that we run slightly in the red, as do a few other schools on the list.


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    I am surprised at Southern Miss' ranking, but I guess that is what zero wins in a football season brings in.


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    Looks like a $17.5 million budget to me. I would think that would be calendar year 2012 revenues. That's not too far from the $20 mil budget we need to get to in the next 2 years. $25 mil by 2018.


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    Quote Originally Posted by moorecajun View Post
    I am surprised at Southern Miss' ranking, but I guess that is what zero wins in a football season brings in.
    I think I was most surprised by Tech. At first, the numbers looked cooked to me, but then I thought there is no way that a fine institution like Tech would fake their numbers, right?

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    We will blow by Tech this year....


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    Poor UNO!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BeauCajun View Post
    Looks like a $17.5 million budget to me. I would think that would be calendar year 2012 revenues. That's not too far from the $20 mil budget we need to get to in the next 2 years. $25 mil by 2018.
    It needs to be done as quickly as possible. There are two potential FCS to FBS move ups in Delaware and James Madison that both have $30+ mil budgets.

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    Couple of interesting things:

    First off since 2005 we improved our Revenue 57%
    From 2011 to 2012 we improved our Revenue 22.5%
    Ticket sales Revenue from 2011 to 2012 went from 1.3 to 2.3 Million
    Contributions in the same year nearly doubled (that is you and I my freinds)
    School funds went up 1.7 million from 2011 to 2012.

    If we have a 22.5% increase in 2013 our budget will be at 21.4 Million. I increased my donation yesterday, who is with me.


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    I know that it is a factor but I can't quite explain it--but the tuition at these schools are in some way factored into the budget---For instance, our tuition is I think at about $5k per year where Tulane claims I think a plus $40K amount

    say UL is 300 athletes at $5K ($1,500,000) where Tulane 300 athletes at $40K ($12,000,000)

    As you can see this creates a huge difference. Hope somebody can explain this in more detail!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexhead View Post
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/colle...ools/finances/

    Where we rank: 125

    Notable schools ranked above us: San Diego State (62), East Carolina (65), Texas State (84), Middle Tennessee (87), Western Kentucky (87), FIU (91), FAU (98), Southern Miss (105), Northh Texas (118), Louisiana Tech (121), Appalacian State (122).

    The numbers show that we run slightly in the red, as do a few other schools on the list.
    We are always a little in the red. Nothing new there. I'm sure this was expected but it's nice to see that our budget increased by about 3.5 million from last year. That's a great selling point to other conferences. Our budget may not be where we want it right now, but it is growing, and growing fast.

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    I think the subsidies for each school are interesting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexhead View Post
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/colle...ools/finances/

    Where we rank: 125

    Notable schools ranked above us: San Diego State (62), East Carolina (65), Texas State (84), Middle Tennessee (87), Western Kentucky (87), FIU (91), FAU (98), Southern Miss (105), Northh Texas (118), Louisiana Tech (121), Appalacian State (122).

    The numbers show that we run slightly in the red, as do a few other schools on the list.
    Interesting data. I am amazed at how much some states subsidize their school's athletic budgets. Really, if no school's received any subsidies it would make us look a little better when comparing moneys raised just from donors and ticket prices. Some schools like UNLV and Rutgers are really not that self-supporting and have huge subsidies compared to similar schools where the states are not so generous. I wonder what the best choices are for continued growth i.e. more contributions, more subsidies (probably not) or other ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    I think the subsidies for each school are interesting.
    I was thinking the same thing. Such as, "Why is Tech's subsidy over 2 million more than UL's??" What is driving that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBug58 View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. Such as, "Why is Tech's subsidy over 2 million more than UL's??" What is driving that?
    The diffference may be in assessed student athletic fees.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...idies/2142443/

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    http://www.insidehighered.com/views/...spending-essay

    Additional interesting numbers (UL is not listed here). Note that LSUA&M's library spending is comparable to that of UC Riverside. Embarassing for them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexhead View Post
    http://www.insidehighered.com/views/...spending-essay

    Additional interesting numbers (UL is not listed here). Note that LSUA&M's library spending is comparable to that of UC Riverside. Embarassing for them.
    As it should be. Riverside is an academic institution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeauCajun View Post
    As it should be. Riverside is an academic institution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeauCajun View Post
    As it should be. Riverside is an academic institution.
    Yeah, I am not sure what his point was on this. UC Riverside is part of the UC system in California and my wife got her undergrad from UC Riverside and Masters from UC Irvine.

    The only difference between UC Riverside and LSUA&M, is that UC Riverside is a "FINE" academic institution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexhead View Post
    I think I was most surprised by Tech. At first, the numbers looked cooked to me, but then I thought there is no way that a fine institution like Tech would fake their numbers, right?
    Yes, we are E-V-I-L.....we are the villains. Remember the '08 IBowl?...we kept you out! We cook the books, we lied to get into USA. We're not even a Tier 1 school.... We faked that too. Does that make you feel better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDawg View Post
    Yes, we are E-V-I-L.....we are the villains. Remember the '08 IBowl?...we kept you out! We cook the books, we lied to get into USA. We're not even a Tier 1 school.... We faked that too. Does that make you feel better?
    The sky is blue, the grass is green, the sun rises in the east and Tech is a bunch of skalawags

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