Tuesday, October 02, 2007

D1 vs. D3 Expenditures

The gulf between high-powered "play-for-pay" scholarship athletics and Division III will never seem wider than it will after you read this series in the Austin American-Statesmen.

"This year, the University of Texas athletics department will for the first time spend more than $100 million. That's double the amount of just six years ago. Since 2000, sports expenses have grown twice as fast as UT spending overall ... At the same time, UT has made a deliberate decision to limit the intercollegiate sports it supports. Ohio State University's athletic department also spends about $100 million per year on sports. But the Buckeyes have twice as many teams as the University of Texas, which has one full time athletic department employee for every two student-athletes."