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    Link from Chat Board regarding Orange Bowl profits and losses.

    The author does a good job of walking through the accounting, showing that it is profitable for schools to go to bowls, as much as everyone cries otherwise.

    http://regressing.deadspin.com/teams...&utm_source=de
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    Quote Originally Posted by PadrosWindup View Post
    The author does a good job of walking through the accounting, showing that it is profitable for schools to go to bowls, as much as everyone cries otherwise.

    http://regressing.deadspin.com/teams...&utm_source=de
    Oh, there's non doubt the BCS bowls were at least profittable, even with awful unsold ticket policies. But, many/most of the others may not be. When you look at the 2-3 million in expenses, only the decent to good bowls actually turn a profit for the league. I will say that the small loss incurred of sending Pitt to a bowl game is still probably worth it for the league.

    Anyhow, this is hardly news. The Advocare Bowl will probably actually result in a net loss for the ACC and the participating teams most seasons, but it's decent exposure. And the playoffs, and 4 other major bowls involved, are going to immediately take league/team profits into another stratosphere. It's amazing it took so long for them to happen really. The bowl rep schmoozing of ADs, Presidents, and Commissioners bought them 5-10 years IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PadrosWindup View Post
    The author does a good job of walking through the accounting, showing that it is profitable for schools to go to bowls, as much as everyone cries otherwise.

    http://regressing.deadspin.com/teams...&utm_source=de
    My issue is that bowl payouts are equal for all teams whether or not they play in a bowl game or not; however, once unreimbursed expenses are taken into account, it is actually a financial penalty to a program to go to a bowl game. Then you add in the bonuses paid to coaches for bowl attendance and it's a pretty crappy financial deal to go to a bowl game versus staying home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ was Broke View Post
    My issue is that bowl payouts are equal for all teams whether or not they play in a bowl game or not; however, once unreimbursed expenses are taken into account, it is actually a financial penalty to a program to go to a bowl game. Then you add in the bonuses paid to coaches for bowl attendance and it's a pretty crappy financial deal to go to a bowl game versus staying home.
    So you're saying UVA has been ripping off VT & the rest of the ACC for years?
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    Basically, yes.

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