Found this article to be somehwat interesting. Louisville tops the list for the second year in a row. Several teams on the list were a bit of a surprise (Minnesota, Xavier??). Michigan did not make the list. Discuss
Forbes College basketball Most Valuable Teams
Michigan was 14th on the list.
Checked the article; appears that Michigan is 14th.
Did not see Xavier on there but did see Michigan appear at 14. Shocker!
Xavier was 17
Having lived in Cincinnati, it's very surprising that Xavier is on there over Cincinnati. UC plays in the bigger league with much bigger name opponents and has had the better program of late.
14 is probably about right. There are some schools I was surprised to see above us like Illinois and Wisconsin, but the rest makes sense. Not surprised to see a lot of Big Ten teams on there because of the BTN.
Don't they know they rejected a CBI invite?
Right they are simply too valuable for the cbi.
Indiana at 5 does not surprise me. They are one of the traditionally great college basketball programs and have a basketball-first culture, so attendence is always strong. That does not surprise me at all. I'm also sure this doesn't take into effect the lousy season they had this year, and they were quite good a year ago.
I get it -- you mean because Forbes made it.
Sadly UM is behind Illinois, one of our "big rivals".
You should probably read the article before you post it. Michigan is clearly listed as #14 in the article.
I saw this and thought it was interesting. Spoiler alert: Michigan goes down in the first round. http://www.theawl.com/2014/03/2014-march-madne-the-school-tuitions-of-the-ncaa-bracket
Interesting that they used in-state tuition for the public schools. Would like to have seen out of state, but I bet we still lose in the first round.
Kentucky sure had an easy road to the Sweet 16.
That was my thought too. I would think out of state tuition, and the cost of living in certain metro areas would be interesting to see in addition what they've already done.
We get a huge boost to $40,496, which gets us all the way to the Sweet 16 when we lose a last-dollar heartbreaker to Duke, at $40,665. Damn shame.
In a few weeks we will pay them back on the court.
I see what you did there hehehehe.
did u read the article??
OMG, I didn't see Xavier!
OMG, I didn't see Michigan!
OMG, I can't read!
OMG, I didn't bother to read, but I'll comment anyway!
Last year's top five by Forbes' metrics were:
3) North Carolina
5) Ohio State
Indiana and Wisconsin came in at 6th and 7th respectively, and to round out the conference, MSU was 10th, Minnesota was 13th, Illinois was 17th. Michigan actually did not make the Top 20 in their article last year, which was based on 2011-12 financial data.
The revenue generated by ticket sales is a big part of the revenue. Crisler hasn't been filled for anything but the big games for years. Teams like Indiana, Wisconsin, and yes, even Sparty, seem to do a better job getting fannies in the seats.
We can do better.
Sparty has lotz of fannies.
It has a pack of them.
The Final Four season a year ago seems to be the wake-up call that the Michigan fanbase needed. Attendance has been thriving since mid-way last year.
I don't take no orders from no man.
I don't take no orders from no man.
A double post for all MGoBlog to see.
After all, they surely saved a ton of money by going with those reversible uniforms off the irregular rack.
linked article. I nailed the first three, but did have NC and KY in reverse order. Was guessing KY would be right behind KS. After that, altough I was able to get most of the teams, I wasn't close to the correct order and completely messed up on the BIG. For instance I forgot how important the Hoosiers are to not only their state but also just how strong their tradition is. Was somewhat surprised to see OSU ranked that high, but can't argue with results Matta has been able to accomplish since he took over. Also of interest, at least to me, were a couple of the teams that didn't make the list based on the criteria Forbes used. I thought Butler would be among the top 20-25 and I completely forgot about the nonchalance many S. California's fans have toward their sports team and expected to find UCLA on the list as well, based solely on the combination of their past and the fact they never seem to stay away for too long. M, obviously, is going to do nothing but continue to rise because just like State, they have the combination of the right leader and the zealous fan base of both.
not enough weight was placed on the name of the team's home court. The KFC Yum! Center?! Really? Do you have to exclaim every time you say it? How many times have you said Yum! after eating KFC, particularly if you wait at least 15 minutes after consumption.