Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 28
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 121,576, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Tornado man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    8,207
    Points
    121,576
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 175
    Given: 299

    TCU in top 10 of college football spenders

    Wow, this surprises me. In ranking all Div. I football programs regarding football expenses, TCU is 10th. Where do they get the money?

    Here's the list of the top 10 spenders in college football:

    1. Ohio State, $31,763,036
    2. Alabama, $31,118,134
    3. Notre Dame, $29,490,788
    4. Auburn, $27,911,713
    5. LSU, $25,566,520
    6. Florida, $24,457,557
    7. South Carolina, $22,794,211
    8. Wisconsin, $22,041,491
    9. Arkansas $22,005,014
    10. TCU $20,609,361

    SEC teams spending top dollar - SEC Blog - ESPN



  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 427,661, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 36.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alarson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    22,228
    Points
    427,661
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,154
    Given: 585

    Re: TCU in top 10 of college football spenders

    FTR, TCU would be out of the top 10 if you include texas, at 25.1 mil (not included bc its a list of bowl teams)



  3. #3
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 36,377, Level: 58
    Level completed: 78%, Points required for next Level: 273
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    fccy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Forest City
    Posts
    3,632
    Points
    36,377
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 30
    Given: 614

    Re: TCU in top 10 of college football spenders

    Private schools have lots of money to spend however they want.



  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 157,092, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Palmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Johnston, IA
    Posts
    7,923
    Points
    157,092
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 65
    Given: 6

    Re: TCU in top 10 of college football spenders

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    Wow, this surprises me. In ranking all Div. I football programs regarding football expenses, TCU is 10th. Where do they get the money?

    Here's the list of the top 10 spenders in college football:

    1. Ohio State, $31,763,036
    2. Alabama, $31,118,134
    3. Notre Dame, $29,490,788
    4. Auburn, $27,911,713
    5. LSU, $25,566,520
    6. Florida, $24,457,557
    7. South Carolina, $22,794,211
    8. Wisconsin, $22,041,491
    9. Arkansas $22,005,014
    10. TCU $20,609,361

    SEC teams spending top dollar - SEC Blog - ESPN

    Alumni base that cares following a decade under a coach that produced results and didn't squander opportunities that was presented on the field.


    Carrying the banner for ISU.


  5. #5
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 14,187, Level: 36
    Level completed: 18%, Points required for next Level: 663
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures10000 Experience Points
    Torks Pub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    344
    Points
    14,187
    Level
    36
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 1

    Re: TCU in top 10 of college football spenders

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    Alumni base that cares following a decade under a coach that produced results and didn't squander opportunities that was presented on the field.
    You nailed it.

    They also have some high dollar donors.


    "When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'."
    Groucho Marx

  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 121,576, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Tornado man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    8,207
    Points
    121,576
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 175
    Given: 299

    Re: TCU in top 10 of college football spenders

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    FTR, TCU would be out of the top 10 if you include texas, at 25.1 mil (not included bc its a list of bowl teams)
    They still apparently spend more than Penn State, Oklahoma, Michigan, Virginia Tech, etc. That's unbelievable, if these figures are correct.



  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 30,283, Level: 53
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 567
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    cygrads's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Altoona, IA
    Posts
    2,211
    Points
    30,283
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 57
    Given: 308

    Re: TCU in top 10 of college football spenders

    This just shows that ISU should put all it's $$$ into football first - if you spend the money even a school with less than 10k students can have a great football program.



  8. #8
    All-Star
    Points: 35,516, Level: 58
    Level completed: 6%, Points required for next Level: 1,134
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    DurangoCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Durango, CO
    Posts
    1,961
    Points
    35,516
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 153
    Given: 281

    Re: TCU in top 10 of college football spenders

    I wanted to throw my remote through the tv, every time Erin Andrews and Chris Fowler asked about TCU being "The Little Guy"; They've won 44 games in the last 4 years, apparently spend more money than all but 10 teams, and have a crap load of talent. They are going to demolish the Big East for a long time in my opinion and haven't been the little guy for quite some time.



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 157,092, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Palmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Johnston, IA
    Posts
    7,923
    Points
    157,092
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 65
    Given: 6

    Re: TCU in top 10 of college football spenders

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    This just shows that ISU should put all it's $$$ into football first - if you spend the money even a school with less than 10k students can have a great football program.

    All the money in the world does not solve the issue of sustaining.

    We need a coach that will win the big games when presented.

    ISU has not had that since the 70's....hope CPR will be that.


    Carrying the banner for ISU.


  10. #10
    Speechless
    Points: 203,345, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.6%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    HFCS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    15,470
    Points
    203,345
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,669
    Given: 1,643

    Re: TCU in top 10 of college football spenders

    TCU has very high travel expenses just because they are so out of place in the MWC and Big East.

    They may actually travel less in the Big East than they did in the MWC. Seems odd, but look at a map and it's true.

    About the only teams that has worse travel distances might be Hawaii and Louisiana Tech who is horribly out of place in the WAC.

    Big East won't change that a lot, but it'll pump money in some other ways.



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 108,199, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 32.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    CyForPresident's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Cornlands of Ayuxwa
    Posts
    5,649
    Points
    108,199
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 101
    Given: 7

    Re: TCU in top 10 of college football spenders

    Am I the only one who wants to add TCU to the conference? Just wondering



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 144,260, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    CrossCyed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    9,400
    Points
    144,260
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 14
    Given: 1

    Re: TCU in top 10 of college football spenders

    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    Am I the only one who wants to add TCU to the conference? Just wondering
    Yep, they wouldn't add enough to the conference $$-wise.



  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 427,661, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 36.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alarson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    22,228
    Points
    427,661
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,154
    Given: 585

    Re: TCU in top 10 of college football spenders

    Without reading too deep into the figures... what is defined as 'football spending'? Are we just talking annual expenditures on the budget (travel, equipment, coaching etc?). Seems like some things like athletic department facilities that football uses might not be included, and might explain why some big names arent in there.



  14. #14
    Pro
    Points: 30,283, Level: 53
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 567
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    cygrads's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Altoona, IA
    Posts
    2,211
    Points
    30,283
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 57
    Given: 308

    Re: TCU in top 10 of college football spenders

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    All the money in the world does not solve the issue of sustaining.

    We need a coach that will win the big games when presented.

    ISU has not had that since the 70's....hope CPR will be that.
    Maybe if ISU had put the money to football in the 70s maybe we wouldn't have lost the two good head coaches we lost to Pitt and tOSU or maybe we could have hired a proven head coach to replace Bruce rather than the first of many head coaching mistakes.



  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 121,576, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Tornado man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    8,207
    Points
    121,576
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 175
    Given: 299

    Re: TCU in top 10 of college football spenders

    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    Am I the only one who wants to add TCU to the conference? Just wondering
    No I do too.
    BTW, ISU spent $13,368,441 on football for the fiscal year ending 6/30/10.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: ESPNews
  • Iowa State @ TCU
  • March 7, 2015
  • 07:30 PM