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Athletics department budgets

By mrasor Published: March 20, 2007

Miscellaneous


As much as we love Zips sports, we have to admit athletics isn't the University of Akron's most lucrative venture.


I'm working on my senior honors project, which is a look inside where UA spends its money.


Thanks to associate AD Mike Rodriguez, I have some figures from the athletic department.


Here are team expenses...


  1. Football - $4,072,698

  2. Men's basketball - $1,116,389

  3. Women's basketball - $915,060

  4. Women's track - $591,818

  5. Volleyball - $497,719

  6. Men's soccer - $487,428

  7. Baseball - $484,683

  8. Softball - $475,347

  9. Swimming and diving - $440,860

  10. Women's soccer - $391,064

  11. Men's track - $337,597

  12. Tennis - $299,747

  13. Golf - $264,600

  14. Rifle - $89,630

And here are revenues...


  1. Football - $740,749

  2. Men's basketball - $574,659

  3. Women's basketball - $25,806

  4. Men's soccer - $22,616

  5. Swimming and diving - $11,366

  6. Golf - $11,124

  7. Women's track - $8,721

  8. Softball - $8,696

  9. Volleyball - $7,189

  10. Baseball - $5,290

  11. Men's track - $3,818

  12. Women's soccer - $2,305

  13. Rifle - $278

  14. Tennis - $214

And here are the biggest losers. All of these figures are in the red. No UA team makes money...


  1. Football - $3,331,949

  2. Women's basketball - $889,254

  3. Women's track - $583,097

  4. Men's basketball - $541,730

  5. Volleyball - $490,530

  6. Baseball - $479,393

  7. Softball - $466,651

  8. Men's soccer - $464,812

  9. Swimming and diving - $429,494

  10. Women's soccer - $388,759

  11. Men's track - $333,779

  12. Tennis - $299,533

  13. Golf - $253,476

  14. Rifle - $89,352

I took several notes after checking out this data. I'm curious first as to what you think. Feel free to start the discussion below.


Football


Akron lost tight ends coach Mark Nori to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday.


Nori will work with San Francisco's offensive line and serve as an offensive assistant.


He spent three years with the Zips, developing tight ends Kris Kasperek and Merce Poindexter. My buddy Brian Flaherty, a converted quarterback, also has seen action on most short yardage situations.


Nori played parts of four years as an offensive tackle in the NFL.


Baseball


In his weekly press conference, coach Pat Bangtson talked about the sweep at Memphis, starting MAC play at defending conference champion Ball State and the emergence of several true freshmen.


Wait. The baseball team has press conferences?


Just kidding. I'm excited to sit out in a lawn chair and watch the Zips this spring. That, of course, is dependent on 70 degree weather.

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