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Came across this website on the FIU message board as they were complaining that their Athletics Dept is in such a downward spiral that it only raised $150k in donations in 2015, down from $300k the year before. They're number 95 of 231 on the list.

By comparison, our program raised $1,885,080 in contributions for 2015, although it was down from $2,502,017 in 2014.

Incidentally, FAU contributions have been over $1M since 2011 (the year the stadium opened) and had been in the $500-900k range prior to that with the exception of $1,293,531 in 2008 (the year after our first bowl win)

We could argue that the sample size is too small but even with limited data it does underscore how important it is to be showing progress both in wins and facility upgrades and how much support this program actually gets despite its record.

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More numbers for FAU (#86 on the list) in 2015:

Ticket sales: $1,075,903
Rights/licensing: $5,168,967
Student Fees: $12,004,480
School funds: $7,018,524
Other: $3,766,679
Total revenues: $30,919,633

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I was frankly surprised that overall ticket revenue was that good.

The Florida schools on the list: UF #6, FSU #13, UCF #55, USF #59, FGCU #160, Florida A&M #188, UNF #199. Miami not on the list.

The highest CUSA school was Old Dominion #63. Lowest is La Tech at #124. We're 5th in CUSA overall.

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owl2Doc said

Came across this website on the FIU message board as they were complaining that their Athletics Dept is in such a downward spiral that it only raised $150k in donations in 2015, down from $300k the year before. They're number 95 of 231 on the list.

By comparison, our program raised $1,885,080 in contributions for 2015, although it was down from $2,502,017 in 2014.

Incidentally, FAU contributions have been over $1M since 2011 (the year the stadium opened) and had been in the $500-900k range prior to that with the exception of $1,293,531 in 2008 (the year after our first bowl win)

We could argue that the sample size is too small but even with limited data it does underscore how important it is to be showing progress both in wins and facility upgrades and how much support this program actually gets despite its record.

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More numbers for FAU (#86 on the list) in 2015:

Ticket sales: $1,075,903
Rights/licensing: $5,168,967
Student Fees: $12,004,480
School funds: $7,018,524
Other: $3,766,679
Total revenues: $30,919,633

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I was frankly surprised that overall ticket revenue was that good.

The Florida schools on the list: UF #6, FSU #13, UCF #55, USF #59, FGCU #160, Florida A&M #188, UNF #199. Miami not on the list.

The highest CUSA school was Old Dominion #63. Lowest is La Tech at #124. We're 5th in CUSA overall.
Posted On: May 19th 2016, 4:51 PM #356238

Do you recall what $ difference was between us and OD?

GO OWLS!
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For ODU:

Ticket sales: $3,856,010    
Contributions: $5,310,592    
Rights/licensing: $4,924,241    
Student fees: $28,419,259    
School funds: $0    
Other: $1,484,613    
Total revenue: $43,994,715

So they have roughly 3.5x the ticket sales (3.8M vs 1.1M) and 3x the contributions (1.9M vs 5.3M) but also more than 2x the student fees (12M vs 28M) to work with.

Guess it's kinda hard to tell but if you wanna look at any of the others the website is there in the original post (click on "this website" in the first sentence) and then you can click on any school name to see the breakdown.

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Thanks, didn't see the link.

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dusky256fc said

Thanks, didn't see the link.
Posted On: May 19th 2016, 8:34 PM #356242

No problem! I was thinking about that the other day - how the links here are not obvious (underlined/enlarged text) like other sites. Hard to see them sometimes.

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