Thursday, March 23, 2006

Reminder: It's All About the Money

I've written about this before, but this article in the Tampa Tribune brings it to light again; why did all of those schools change conferences over the last three years--money.

This example shows how South Florida benefitted from the move into the Big East this year. The Bulls won a total of one conference game, yet will receive between $600k-$675k as their share of receipts from the Big East's cut of NCAA Tournament money.

South Florida's football program, which played in the fairly nondescript Meineke Car Care bowl, took in about $3 million as their share of Big East bowl money.

What is the driving force in major college basketball and football?

Money--pay attention!


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