New Pollard Letter

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  1. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    Found one set that came from FOIA for a couple years ago.
    https://localtvwqad.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/fy18-revenue-expense.pdf

    Football generated about 11 million in ticket sales that year. 4 mil for basketball (it may not take a hit from COVID, but its looking like it'd be due for a hit anyway with the state of the program)

    Another 5 million in contributions

    18 million in media rights allocated from football.
    5 million in conference distributions for football
    1.5 million from concessions

    Even assuming they can hold on to the contributions, that totals to over $35 million in lost revenue from no football.
     
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  2. Jeffrey Scott

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    I want to thank Goody2012 for correcting me regarding the freeze comment. Honestly, I got caught up in the "freeze" word and let it take over my thinking and writing. Goody2012 is correct. The salary reduction is real for certain coaches and staff. The freeze applies to items that affect the fans and ISU supporters. My apologies to the Forum for a flat out wrong statement and thanks for calling that out. I'm even more disposed to contributing to ISU what I would have normally spent on airfare, lodging and car rental because of my sloppy writing.
     
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  3. isu81

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    I think we’ll get a really good idea of the state of athletics departments. Many will have no problem due to reserves unless football doesn’t happen. Others will instantly be challenged, many from not being disciplined when the money has been flowing in.
     
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    It won’t be women’s Olympic sports but rather men’s Olympic sports due to Title IX.
     
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    I'm not sure what 'reserves' you're talking about? My guess is that no football means no athletics at most schools. The exception in our conference would be Ku which drives athletics with basketball revenue. But even there, the B12 distribution of $39 million last year pretty much goes away without football one would think.
     
  6. isu81

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    Not every program lives season to season. Some have money available to help ride out a problem like not getting a conference tournament check. As I specifically stated, Iowa State nor most any program has enough to ride out not having a football season.
     
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