Home and home series - use this one

FBS College Football Home-and-Home Series Schedule

Home and home series - use this one

Editor’s note: Any games canceled or opted out of after we posted this list are indicated with a strikethrough and a link to any stories regarding such cancellation.

Home-and-home football games are definitely a growing trend in college football. As teams look to strengthen their schedule with non-conference games they are increasingly scheduling these home-and-home series. Texas and Michigan have the home-and-home scheduled the furthest out at this point with games in 2024 and 2027.

Not included here are the five games each year Notre Dame is playing against ACC opponents as part of its long-term scheduling arrangement.

Here is a round-up of games within FBS through 2027:

2015

Sept. 3: TCU at Minnesota*

Sept. 5: Texas at Notre Dame

Sept. 7: Ohio State at Virginia Tech*

Sept. 12: Oklahoma at Tennessee*

Sept. 12: Oregon at Michigan State*

Sept. 12: UCF at Stanford

Sept. 12: Army at UConn

Sept. 19: Nebraska at Miami*

Sept. 19: UConn at Missouri

Sept. 19: Illinois at North Carolina

Sept. 26: USF at Florida State

Sept. 26: NIU at Boston College

Sept. 26: LSU at Syracuse

Oct. 2: UConn at BYU

Oct. 3: Wyoming at Appalachian State

2016

Sept. 3: Notre Dame at Texas

Sept. 3: UCLA at Texas A&M

Sept. 3: Clemson at Auburn

Sept. 3: NIU at Wyoming

Sept. 10: UNC at Illinois

Sept. 10: Washington State at Boise State

Sept. 10: Penn State at Pitt

Sept. 10: UConn at UMass

Sept. 17: Oregon at Nebraska

Sept. 17: Virginia at UConn

Sept. 24: Northwestern at Stanford

Sept. 24: Florida State at USF

Nov. 5: UMass at Troy

Oct. 1: Marshall at Pitt

Oct. 1: UMass at Old Dominion

Nov. 26: UMass at Hawaii

TBD: Boston College at NIU

TBD: Arkansas at TCU

2017:

Sept. 2: Texas A&M at UCLA

Sept. 2: UMass at UConn

Sept. 9: Georgia at Notre Dame

Sept. 9: Nebraska at Oregon

Sept. 9: Auburn at Clemson

Sept. 9: Illinois at USF

Sept. 9: Syracuse at LSU

Sept. 9: Old Dominion at UMass

Sept. 16: Oklahoma at Ohio State

Sept. 16: Texas at USC

Sept. 16: Wisconsin at USF

Sept. 16: Pitt at Penn State

Sept. 16: UMass at Virginia

Sept. 23: Missouri at UConn

Sept. 23: Wake Forest at Appalachian State

Nov. 7: Hawaii at UMass

TBD: TCU at Arkansas

2018

Sept. 1: Wisconsin at Washington

Sept. 1: Arkansas at Michigan

Sept. 8: UCLA at Oklahoma

Sept. 8: Penn State at Pittsburgh

Sept. 8: Colorado at Nebraska

Sept. 8: Michigan State at Arizona State

Sept. 8: UConn at Boise State

Sept. 15: Texas A&M at Oregon (opted out 10/23/14)

Sept. 15: West Virginia at NC State

Sept. 15: USC at Texas

Sept. 15: Ohio State at TCU

Sept. 15: USF at Illinois

Sept. 22: Army at Oklahoma

Sept. 29: BYU at Washington

Nov. 3: Troy at UMass

TBD: USF at Illinois

2019

Aug. 31: Michigan at Arkansas

Aug. 31: Notre Dame at Texas

Sept. 7: Boise State at Florida State

Sept. 7: Nebraska at Colorado

Sept. 7: Illinois at UConn

Sept. 7: LSU at Texas

Sept. 14: NC State at West Virginia

Sept. 14: Oregon at Texas A&M (opted out 10/23/14)

Sept. 14: Stanford at Northwestern

Sept. 14: Virginia Tech at Wisconsin

Sept. 14: Pitt at Penn State

Sept. 14: Oklahoma at UCLA

Sept. 14: Arizona State at Michigan State

Sept. 14: Stanford at UCF

Sept. 21: Notre Dame at Georgia

Sept. 21: TCU at Ohio State

Sept. 21: Washington at BYU

Sept. 21: UConn at Indiana

Nov. 9: UMass at Army

2020

Sept. 5: Michigan at Washington

Sept. 5: TCU at Cal

Sept. 12: UConn at Illinois

Sept. 12: Ohio State at Oregon

Sept. 12: Texas at LSU

Sept. 12: Appalachian State at Wake Forest

Sept. 19: BYU at Arizona State

Sept. 19: Virginia Tech at Michigan

Sept. 26: Oklahoma at Army

Sept. 26: Pitt at Marshall

Sept. 26: Indiana at UConn

Nov. 21:  Army at UMass

2021

Sept. 4: LSU at UCLA

Sept. 4: Appalachian State at Wyoming

Sept. 11: Illinois at Virginia

Sept. 11: Michigan at Virginia Tech

Sept. 11: Wyoming at NIU

Sept. 11: Oregon at Ohio State

Sept. 11: Cal at TCU

Sept. 18: Washington at Michigan

Sept. 18: BYU at Arizona St

Sept. 18: Cincinnati at Indiana

Sept. 18: Virginia Tech at West Virginia

Sept. 25: BYU at USF

Nov. 21: UMass at Army

2022

Sept. 3: Notre Dame at Ohio State

Sept. 10: Virginia at Illinois

Sept. 10: UCLA at Michigan

Sept. 10: LSU at Arizona State

Sept. 10: NIU at Tulsa

Sept. 23: USF at BYU

Sept. 24: Indiana at Cincinnati

Sept. 24: West Virginia at Virginia Tech

Nov. 12: Army at UMass

TBD: Ole Miss at Georgia Tech

2023

Sept. 2: Michigan at UCLA

Sept. 2: USF at WKU

Sept. 9: Illinois at Kansas

Sept. 9: Arizona State at LSU

Sept. 23: Ohio State at Notre Dame

Sept. 23: Tulsa at NIU

TBD: Georgia Tech at Ole Miss

2024

Aug 31: Notre Dame at Texas A&M

Aug 31: UCLA at LSU

Aug 31: WKU at USF

Sept. 7: Kansas at Illinois

Sept. 14: Ole Miss at Wake Forest

Sept. 31: Texas at Michigan

2025

Sept. 6: Michigan at Oklahoma

Sept. 13: Wake Forest at Ole Miss

Sept. 27: Texas A&M at Notre Dame

2026

Sept. 12: Oklahoma at Michigan

2027

Sept. 24: Michigan at Texas

*These games are the second in the series, with the first being played in 2014 or a previous season

Which game are you most excited about?

Did we miss any games? Let us know in the comments!

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College football marketing Week 8

College Football Marketing/PR: Week 8 Hits and Misses

College football marketing Week 8

Every week during college football season, my colleague Allison Banko and I will be blogging about marketing and public relations hits and misses from the previous week. See anything that should make our list? Let us know by email or tweet us: @SportsBizMiss or @AllisonBanko!

Click here to read our Week 8 hits and misses.

Pinterest for marketing

Why intercollegiate athletic departments need Pinterest for marketing

Pinterest for marketingIf you’ve ever used Pinterest, you know it’s an exceptionally good platform for sharing recipes and planning your wedding. But what is its place in college sports? That’s a question I think many athletic departments continue to grapple with as they attempt to have a presence on all of the various social media platforms being used by fans.

In fact, I’ve noticed there are only a handful of athletic departments who have really embraced Pinterest and use it on a regular basis. However, a look at some of the basic facts regarding Pinterest should convince all athletic departments to invest some time in this growing platform.

Click here to head over to my Reputation Ink blog to learn more!

College Football Marketing - Week 7

College Football Marketing/PR: Week 7 Hits and Misses

College Football Marketing - Week 7

Every week during college football season, my colleague Allison Banko and I will be blogging about marketing and public relations hits and misses from the previous week. See anything that should make our list? Let us know by email or tweet us: @SportsBizMiss or @AllisonBanko!

Click here to read our Week 7 hits and misses.

College Football marketing Week 6

College football marketing/public relations: Week 6 hits and misses

College Football marketing Week 6

My apologies, but an issue with our site prevented me from posting Week 6 of our weekly feature on college football marketing/public relations hits and misses here on BusinessofCollegeSports.com last week. You can always find it on Tuesdays on our Reputation Ink blog. In fact, Week 7 will be available later today.

For those unfamiliar with this series, every week during college football season, my colleague Allison Banko and I will be blogging about marketing and public relations hits and misses from the previous week. See anything that should make our list? Let us know by email or tweet us: @SportsBizMiss or @AllisonBanko!

Click here to read about Week 6 hits and misses.

Most Profitable #6

Most Profitable College Football Programs: #6 Alabama

Most Profitable #6I recently wrote a piece for Smarty Cents about the finances of college football programs – where does the money come from (other than television), where does it go and who makes the most?

Now, I’m breaking down the Top 10 most profitable (with nonprofits it’s technically net revenue, not profit, but that doesn’t roll off the tongue) college football programs from 2012-2013. I’ve already posted #1 (Texas), #2 (Michigan), #3 (Georgia), #4 (Florida) and #5 LSU.

#6 Alabama

Football Revenues

Ticket Sales $36,199,233.00
Student Fees $0.00
Guarantees $0.00
Contributions $18,864,861.00
Compensation and Benefits Provided by a Third Party (car stipend, country club membership, entertainment allowance, clothing allowance, speaking fees, housing allowance, compensation from camps, radio/tv income, and shoe and apparel income) $203,412.00
Indirect Institutional Support (the value of facilities and services provided by the university and not charged to athletics) $0.00
Direct Institutional Support (institutional resources provided for athletics and unrestricted funds allocated to athletics by the university) $0.00
Government Support $0.00
NCAA and Conference Distributions $15,832,996.00
Broadcast, Television, Radio and Internet Rights (those not covered by conference-wide contracts) $7,248,639.00
Program Sales, Concessions, Novelty Sales and Parking $46,467.00
Royalties, Licensing, Advertisements and Sponsorships $1,297,257.00
Sport Camps $584,616.00
Endowment and Investment Income $311,143.00
Other $8,097,317.00
TOTAL $88,685,941.00

Football Expenses

Athletic Student Aid (i.e., tuition, room and board) $3,632,607.00
Guarantees (amounts paid to visiting teams) $2,475,000.00
Head Coach Salary/Benefits/Bonuses $6,385,824.00
Asst Coaches Salaries/Benefits/Bonuses $5,571,481.00
Support Staff Salaries/Benefits/Bonuses $2,896,666.00
Severance Payments $141,476.00
Recruiting $983,721.00
Team Travel $3,432,188.00
Equipment, Uniforms and Supplies $1,576,657.00
Game Expenses $2,918,745.00
Fundraising, Marketing and Promotion $4,273,408.00
Sport Camps $647,774.00
Direct Facilities, Maintenance and Rental (costs charged to athletics for building and grounds maintenance, utilities, rental fees, operating leases, equipment repair and maintenance, and debt service) $2,579,734.00
Spirit Groups (support for bands, cheerleaders, mascots, dancers, etc.) $229,553.00
Indirect Facilities and Administrative Support (the value of facilities and services provided by the institution and not charged to athletics) $0.00
Medical Expenses and Medical Insurance $1,237,426.00
Memberships and Dues $2,506.00
Other $2,565,174.00
TOTAL $41,549,940.00

 

Alabama’s $47.1 million in net revenue from football is good enough for sixth in the nation behind Texas, Michigan, UGA, Florida and LSU. It was also plenty to cover the $14.9 million lost by sports other than football and men’s basketball (which had $5.8 million in net revenue). However, Alabama also reported $44.9 million in operating expenses not attributed to just one sport, offset by only $34 million in non-attributed revenue.

Like the other five athletic departments I’ve detailed at the top of this list, Alabama contributed back to the University for non-athletic initiatives to the tune of $5.9 million. After its expenses, the Crimson Tide reported $21.2 million in net revenue for the athletic department in 2012-2013.

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The data presented here comes from financial reports the schools file with the NCAA. You may notice the numbers vary slightly from the Department of Education data I shared on Smarty Cents, but that’s because the reporting guidelines are slightly different. The reports filed with the NCAA are more accurate, but unfortunately they’re unavailable for private universities, because they aren’t subject to public records requests. Accordingly, I created the Top 10 list using Department of Education data (which does include private universities), but I’m sharing with you the more detailed data from the reports filed with the NCAA.

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College Athletics Construction Roundup

College Athletics Construction Roundup: October 2014

College Athletics Construction RoundupCongrats to former “College Athletics Construction Roundup” writer Luke Mashburn on joining the staff at Sam Houston State.  I’ll be taking over from him and providing the facility updates moving forward.

The “College Athletics Construction Roundup” is a monthly series on the construction of intercollegiate athletics facilities.  Each month we’ll provide a list of announced, in progress and recently completed athletic construction projects from around the country.

FOOTBALL

Early fundraising success has led Arizona State to amend the Sun Devil Stadium renovation plan budget to $256 million. The amended plan includes an 84,500 square foot student-athletic building.

Texas A&M will spend $300,000 to replace the turf at Kyle Field after a downpour dislodged some of turf during the previous home game against Rice. Work will be completed before the Aggies’ next home game on October 11.

One of just two SEC programs without an indoor practice facility, Georgia has authorized $400,000 to an architectural firm to design and find a location for a new structure.

Florida A&M debuted its new club seating with capacity of up to 800 people. The six climate-controlled tents offer a buffet, open bar and television viewing.

Expansion of Navy’s Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium has entered Phase IV, adding 7,000 square feet of hospitality space on either side of the television booth.

Boston College unveiled LED ribbon displays and two video boards using 13HD technology in Alumni Stadium.

Wake Forest broke ground on a new field house featuring a 120-yard artificial turf field. While a football facility, all of Wake’s athletic teams will be able to use the facility.

Marshall dedicated its new $14 million practice facility. The 105,000 square foot facility should be completely open in the next eight months.

Duke announced plans for a renovated Wallace Wade Stadium. Upgrades include 21 luxury suites and a new LED video board.

Montana unveiled new LED ribbon boards at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

BASKETBALL

Florida Gulf Coast University presented plans for a $6 million upgrade to Alico Arena. Targeted enhancements include a modern video scoreboard, dedicated athletes’ weight room and expanded coaches’ offices.

The University of Houston has begun construction on a $25 million basketball practice facility. The 53,000 square foot facility will be the headquarters for both the men’s and women’s programs. 

OLYMPIC / OTHER SPORTS

Michigan regents approved a $168 million plan for a 310,000 square foot Division I Olympic sports facility. An indoor and outdoor track venue and new lacrosse stadium will be included in the 17-acre complex.

West Virginia’s $21 million, 2,500 seat baseball stadium is on track to be completed for the 2015 baseball season.

MULTI-USE FACILITIES

Ohio University announced plans for a new academic center to be built on the north end zone of Peden Stadium. The center will be for the exclusive use of OU’s 400 student athletes.

Georgetown broke ground on the $62 million John R. Thompson Intercollegiate Athletics Center. In addition to practice courts, the new facility will have weight training, sports medicine rooms and meeting rooms for all varsity programs.

Northwestern College began construction of a new $3.2 million indoor athletic facility which will house a weight room, practice green and batting and pitching cages.

OTHER NOTES of INTEREST

Athletic Directors across the country are planning to invest in facility upgrades and the general fan experience as a way to better connect with the 21st century fan.

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Most profitable #5

Most Profitable College Football Programs: #5 LSU

Most profitable #5I recently wrote a piece for Smarty Cents about the finances of college football programs – where does the money come from (other than television), where does it go and who makes the most?

For 10 business days, I’m going to break down the Top 10 most profitable (with nonprofits it’s technically net revenue, not profit, but that doesn’t roll off the tongue) college football programs from 2012-2013. I’ve already posted #1 (Texas), #2 (Michigan), #3 (Georgia) and #4 (Florida).

#5 LSU

Football Revenues

Ticket Sales $33,171,661.00
Student Fees $0.00
Guarantees $0.00
Contributions $21,786,240.00
Compensation and Benefits Provided by a Third Party (car stipend, country club membership, entertainment allowance, clothing allowance, speaking fees, housing allowance, compensation from camps, radio/tv income, and shoe and apparel income) $635,895.00
Indirect Institutional Support (the value of facilities and services provided by the university and not charged to athletics) $0.00
Direct Institutional Support (institutional resources provided for athletics and unrestricted funds allocated to athletics by the university) $0.00
Government Support $0.00
NCAA and Conference Distributions $15,913,422.00
Broadcast, Television, Radio and Internet Rights (those not covered by conference-wide contracts) $0.00
Program Sales, Concessions, Novelty Sales and Parking $2,768,620.00
Royalties, Licensing, Advertisements and Sponsorships $0.00
Sport Camps $0.00
Endowment and Investment Income $0.00
Other $0.00
TOTAL $74,275,838.00

Football Expenses

Athletic Student Aid (i.e., tuition, room and board) $3,080,962.00
Guarantees (amounts paid to visiting teams) $2,885,000.00
Head Coach Salary/Benefits/Bonuses $4,290,781.00
Asst Coaches Salaries/Benefits/Bonuses $5,871,695.00
Support Staff Salaries/Benefits/Bonuses $1,520,744.00
Severance Payments $8,398.00
Recruiting $577,442.00
Team Travel $1,036,267.00
Equipment, Uniforms and Supplies $1,133,395.00
Game Expenses $886,826.00
Fundraising, Marketing and Promotion $194,927.00
Sport Camps $0.00
Direct Facilities, Maintenance and Rental (costs charged to athletics for building and grounds maintenance, utilities, rental fees, operating leases, equipment repair and maintenance, and debt service) $14,784.00
Spirit Groups (support for bands, cheerleaders, mascots, dancers, etc.) $0.00
Indirect Facilities and Administrative Support (the value of facilities and services provided by the institution and not charged to athletics) $0.00
Medical Expenses and Medical Insurance $176,138.00
Memberships and Dues $35,609.00
Other $4,109,260.00
TOTAL $25,822,228.00

The Tigers banked $48.5 million in net revenue from football in 2012-2013 – plenty to cover the $15.7 million lost by sports other than football and men’s basketball (which had $2.6 million in net revenue). However, LSU also reported $50 million in expenses not attributed to just one sport, offset by only $26.9 million in non-attributed revenue.

Like the other four athletic departments I’ve detailed at the top of this list, LSU contributed back to the University for non-athletic initiatives. The Tigers inked a check for $4.7 million and ended the 2012-2013 reporting year $7.5 million in the black.

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The data presented here comes from financial reports the schools file with the NCAA. You may notice the numbers vary slightly from the Department of Education data I shared on Smarty Cents, but that’s because the reporting guidelines are slightly different. The reports filed with the NCAA are more accurate, but unfortunately they’re unavailable for private universities, because they aren’t subject to public records requests. Accordingly, I created the Top 10 list using Department of Education data (which does include private universities), but I’m sharing with you the more detailed data from the reports filed with the NCAA.

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Most Profitable #4

Most Profitable College Football Programs: #4 Florida

Most Profitable #4I recently wrote a piece for Smarty Cents about the finances of college football programs – where does the money come from (other than television), where does it go and who makes the most?

For 10 business days, I’m going to break down the Top 10 most profitable (with nonprofits it’s technically net revenue, not profit, but that doesn’t roll off the tongue) college football programs from 2012-2013. I’ve already posted #1#2 and #3.

#4 Florida

Football Revenues

Ticket Sales $21,390,665.00
Student Fees $0.00
Guarantees $500,000.00
Contributions $34,052,885.00
Compensation and Benefits Provided by a Third Party (car stipend, country club membership, entertainment allowance, clothing allowance, speaking fees, housing allowance, compensation from camps, radio/tv income, and shoe and apparel income) $200,000.00
Indirect Institutional Support (the value of facilities and services provided by the university and not charged to athletics) $0.00
Direct Institutional Support (institutional resources provided for athletics and unrestricted funds allocated to athletics by the university) $0.00
Government Support $0.00
NCAA and Conference Distributions $16,815,708.00
Broadcast, Television, Radio and Internet Rights (those not covered by conference-wide contracts) $0.00
Program Sales, Concessions, Novelty Sales and Parking $1,060,624.00
Royalties, Licensing, Advertisements and Sponsorships $825,582.00
Sport Camps $172,094.00
Endowment and Investment Income $0.00
Other $2,729.00
TOTAL $75,020,287.00

Football Expenses

Athletic Student Aid (i.e., tuition, room and board) $2,490,319.00
Guarantees (amounts paid to visiting teams) $2,700,000.00
Head Coach Salary/Benefits/Bonuses $3,063,405.00
Asst Coaches Salaries/Benefits/Bonuses $3,899,761.00
Support Staff Salaries/Benefits/Bonuses $1,475,809.00
Severance Payments $146,643.00
Recruiting $687,227.00
Team Travel $3,525,976.00
Equipment, Uniforms and Supplies $602,848.00
Game Expenses $4,024,092.00
Fundraising, Marketing and Promotion $223,983.00
Sport Camps $171,209.00
Direct Facilities, Maintenance and Rental (costs charged to athletics for building and grounds maintenance, utilities, rental fees, operating leases, equipment repair and maintenance, and debt service) $928,616.00
Spirit Groups (support for bands, cheerleaders, mascots, dancers, etc.) $847,035.00
Indirect Facilities and Administrative Support (the value of facilities and services provided by the institution and not charged to athletics) $0.00
Medical Expenses and Medical Insurance $279,007.00
Memberships and Dues $0.00
Other $838,623.00
TOTAL $25,904,553.00

 

If you’ve done the math, you noticed football produced excess revenue of $49.1 million. What happens to that money? Along with excess revenue from men’s basketball, it essentially funded the rest of the athletic department, which includes 523 total student athletes. Sports outside of football and men’s basketball operated at a total loss of $46.7 million, and the department had another $47 million in expenses not directly attributable to just one team, including nearly $16 million in facilities expenses (rent, utilities, maintenance, etc.).

Florida athletics also reported contributing $7.6 million to the University of Florida for non-athletic initiatives. However, thanks to $28 million in revenue not directly attributable to one sport, including nearly $6 million in endowment and investment income, and almost $16 million from television and radio (not generated at the conference level but from UF’s individual deals) and royalties/licensing revenue, the athletic department had overall net revenue of $15.5 million after its contribution to the University.

So, Florida athletics has excess revenue of $15.5 million just padding its bank account, right? Not really. It’s important to note $11.3 million of the revenue reported for 2012-2013 was generated from capital contributions – in other words, fundraising campaigns specifically for facilities projects. According to audited financials, those capital contributions were raised for the renovation of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, the “Gateway of Champions” football front door project, renovation of the Carse swim dive facility, and improvements to the lacrosse stadium and various other projects.

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The data presented here comes from financial reports the schools file with the NCAA. You may notice the numbers vary slightly from the Department of Education data I shared on Smarty Cents, but that’s because the reporting guidelines are slightly different. The reports filed with the NCAA are more accurate, but unfortunately they’re unavailable for private universities, because they aren’t subject to public records requests. Accordingly, I created the Top 10 list using Department of Education data (which does include private universities), but I’m sharing with you the more detailed data from the reports filed with the NCAA.

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College Football Marketing/PR: Week 5 Hits and Misses

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Every week during college football season, my colleague Allison Banko and I will be blogging about marketing and public relations hits and misses from the previous week. See anything that should make our list? Let us know by email or tweet us: @SportsBizMiss or @AllisonBanko!

Which school? landed in our miss column twice this week? Click here to see the answer….

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