The Price of Success

By - March 22, 2007


Thought I'd pull these numbers during a layover in Houston spent in a creepy terminal that smelled like stale beer and lost dreams. Seeding the Sweet 16 in order of athletic budget for 2006:

1. Ohio State ($101,804,848)
2. Florida ($78,177,776)
3. Tennessee ($66,165,792)
4. Southern California ($65,434,876
5. Texas A&M ($61,419,536)
6. North Carolina ($53,753,892)
7. UCLA ($52,049,868)
8. Kansas ($47,554,572)
9. Oregon ($44,630,104)
10. Vanderbilt ($40,373,884)
11. Pittsburgh ($33,170,296)
12. Memphis ($27,155,528)
13. UNLV ($23,622,540)
14. Georgetown ($23,605,054)
15. Southern Illinois ($9,703,501)
16. Butler ($9,603,605)

(Source: Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook Tournament Edition)

Posted by at 01:52 PM on March 22, 2007
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