College Football Playoff: Conference Payouts

UPDATE: ACC, SEC, Big XII, Sun Belt, Pac-12 and Big Ten distribution has been added below. Additional conference models will be added as available. Last week, I shared the revenue distribution model for the first year of the College Football Playoff. Now that pairings have been announced, we know how it works out for each … Continue reading College Football Playoff: Conference Payouts

UAB’s AD and Provost Advised UNC Charlotte on Adding Football

When UNC Charlotte was exploring the addition of football, it reached out to athletic directors and provosts at other institutions for advice and asked each a set of questions regarding their own experience. This was done prior to UNC Charlotte’s 2008 vote to add football, so the landscape of major college football looked a little different. … Continue reading UAB’s AD and Provost Advised UNC Charlotte on Adding Football

Mississippi State, Georgia and Marshall Losses Cost Conferences Money

The final games of the 2014 regular season were about more than rivalries and bragging rights. For several schools they were about securing a spot in the new College Football Playoff. With that spot, those teams would have earned millions for their conferences and themselves. We think three teams cost their conferences some major dough … Continue reading Mississippi State, Georgia and Marshall Losses Cost Conferences Money

Most Profitable College Football Programs: #6 Alabama

I 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 … Continue reading Most Profitable College Football Programs: #6 Alabama

Most Profitable College Football Programs: #5 LSU

I 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 the next few weeks, I’m going to break down the Top 10 most profitable (with nonprofits it’s technically net revenue, not profit, but that … Continue reading Most Profitable College Football Programs: #5 LSU

Most Profitable College Football Programs: #4 Florida

I 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 the next few weeks, I’m going to break down the Top 10 most profitable (with nonprofits it’s technically net revenue, not profit, but that … Continue reading Most Profitable College Football Programs: #4 Florida

Most Profitable College Football Programs: #3 Georgia

I 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? Over the next few weeks, I’m going to break down the Top 10 most profitable (with nonprofits it’s technically net revenue, not profit, but that … Continue reading Most Profitable College Football Programs: #3 Georgia

Most Profitable College Football Programs: #2 Michigan

I 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? Over the next few weeks, I’m going to break down the Top 10 most profitable (with nonprofits it’s technically net revenue, not profit, but that … Continue reading Most Profitable College Football Programs: #2 Michigan

Most Profitable College Football Programs: #1 Texas

I 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? Over the next few weeks, I’m going to break down the Top 10 most profitable (with nonprofits it’s technically net revenue, not profit, … Continue reading Most Profitable College Football Programs: #1 Texas