Decent article on Athletic Department struggles around the U.S. - which ultimately shows how lucky we are that the state economy hasn't tried to derail the Big House expansion and other AD projects. I know that there are ongoing debates about getting a home and away series with another major program and who we should get for the 2010 opener, this shows that those decisions do have a trickle down to other athletic teams. Hopefully we can see an expansion involving Title IX sometimes soon, adding Men's Lax and Women's Something...
Michigan's athletic department had a $9 million surplus after the most recent fiscal year. The Wolverines just completed several multimillion-dollar construction projects and have plans to build new wrestling and basketball practice facilities and a new soccer stadium.
Florida, buoyed by its second football BCS national championship in three seasons, will increase its athletic budget by $5.9 million this year. The Gators had the third-highest grossing athletic department in the country last year at $106 million, according to Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal. Texas had the biggest at $120.3 million, and Ohio State was second at $118 million.
Texas' football program generated $73 million last year.