Re: Cost to ASU

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Posted by ButterBall Devil on August 11, 20 at 09:26:23:

In Reply to: Cost to ASU posted by BJDevil on August 11, 20 at 00:37:51:

Jon Wilner has an article where he identifies - 7 (I think) of the Pac 12 programs, and states their total athletic budget AND the amount contributed from football. ASU was not in the 7.

Generally, around $100M +/- is the total budget and around $75M is the contribution for football. (Actual results per program vary significantly - this is just my WAG as to an average.)

There are nuances in addition - e.g., sales of branded items - even if football oriented - were not included in the FB "contribution" amount.

so - if FB is eliminated entirely - worst case, most salaries can't be paid.

At ASU, men's bball appears now to be in the black. So - U4, Utah and ASU might be the only programs where this is true. But all other sports fail to cover their costs. (I think at ASU, wrestling may have a segregated endowment - created when it was resurrected a few years ago - but I am not certain.)

The PAC 12 is exploring obtaining a line of credit from one or more banks - where the future TV revenues are pledged as collateral - just to get some money to the schools "now". but I have no idea as to the status of this.

I may be completely "off" in this regard, but maybe Scott's "we will go it alone" structure for media rights will prove to be optimal in light of the quest for a lending facility.

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