I am going to include some of the more interesting points and we can go forward with discussion from there, link at the bottom...
With increasing economic concerns, athletic departments across the country are seeking ways to determine more accurate numbers to keep them out of deficit. One way is to move up ticketing renewal dates.
Our football program brings in approximately $6.5 million per year in revenue through various funding sources (ticket sales, GSA contributions, corporate sales, etc.). The cost to run the program is $6.5 million, so it essentially breaks even. Every other school at the Football Championship Subdivision level loses money, thus causing university officials across the country to look closely at their programs. Many are losing in the neighborhood of $4 to $6 million per year.
http://www.montanagrizzlies.com/pages/n ... 8648&m=175In the past two months, Northeastern and Hofstra have announced they are dropping their football programs. There is high speculation other schools may follow. Our goal is to do our best to generate the most revenue possible and to use as little of the state/institutional support as possible. This is a challenge, but with the continued support of our dedicated fan base who go the extra mile to support the program, we can continue the fine tradition that has been established over the years.