Alabama and Auburn compete in everything. Why not include athletic budgets of the two sides of the Iron Bowl? Through the magic of open records requests, I have spreadsheets for days of both schools’ budgets from documents they submit to the NCAA.
First take a look at the revenues reported from 2011 broken down by category. Look below for a few observations.
In chart form, it looks like this:
Next there is expenses. Again, each category is listed.
And for the visual learners …
And for the grant totals …
A few thoughts to ponder:
- Alabama does not charge a student fee like Auburn does, but revenue does include “direct institutional support.”
- Alabama still made about $2.5 million more than Auburn in the year the Tigers won a football national championship. Alabama $9.2 million in that category after the 2009 title while Auburn made $5.2 million last year.
- Alabama’s endowment investment income dwarfs Auburn’s ($7 million to $1.9 million).
- Programs, concessions, etc, brings in $2.2 million for Auburn and only $111,731 for Alabama.
- Alabama had $10.9 million in other revenue compared to Auburn’s $1.3. That always confuses me.
- Auburn spent more in coaches salaries thanks in part to major raises within the football program. Gene Chizik and his nine assistants made $4.8 million more in 2011 than 2010.
- The Alabama football program spent $980,882 on recruiting last year compared to Auburn’s $950,378.
I hope you love numbers as much as I do. If you made it this far, you must be somewhere in my realm of dorkiness. Sorry about that.
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