Its unlikely they run the table but its conceivable
I recall reading about Maine's athletic spending back in the spring in the previous thread. Therefore I created a spreadsheet with all of Maine's NCAA financial information for 2010-18 and posted the link. Since it is being brought up again I thought I would repost the link. The football program has brought in between 250 thousand (2011) and 725 thousand (2016) in guarantees, but the guarantees have only accounted for 10-17% of reported revenue. Furthermore, while football has shown an overall profit for 2016-18 that is due to an increase in direct institutional support of over $1 million per year compared to 2010-15. When institutional support is not counted as revenue the football team has lost between $2.6 and $3 million per year. In fact, no sports team as had an earned profit for for any year and the athletic department has had an earned loss between $9.8 million (2010) and $14.5 million (2018) each year which has been covered by institutional support.
I knew the situation was bad but didn't think it was THAT bad. At least we're better off than the Alaska schools, so we have that going for us...which is nice.
Actually, Maine's athletic department has done much better than UNH's in containg costs. From 2010-18 UNH has run earned losses between $16.9 million (2012) and $22.85 million (2018) each year. UNH lists 18 sports (7 men, 11 women) while Maine lists 15 (7 men, 8 women) and they are not all same. I also haven't compared UNH to Maine sport-by-sport, but for 2018 (2017-18 school year), UNH spent $5.44 million on football while Maine spent $4.1 million and in hockey UNH spent $2.66 million (men) and $1.8 million (women) while Maine spent $2.1 million (men) and $1.1 million (women).
As for the Alaska schools, for the most part they have done an excellent job of containing expenses between 2010 and 2018. Both are D2 schools without football, but UAF's total athletic expenses were between $7.1 (2018) and $8.9 million (2012) while UAA's total athletic expenses were between $8.7 million (2010) and $13.1 million (2016) with $11.9 million for 2018.
2017-18 played 3 rounds (1st, 2nd, QF), $93,287
2016-17 played 2 rounds (1st, 2nd), $53,589
2015-16 played 1 round (1st), $21,203
2014-15 played 3 rounds (2nd, QF, SF), $67,058
before 2015 the reports combine NCAA and conference distributions together
The boys actually won last weekend.
Football is going nowhere.
(Not that I like that circumstance, but now I have a better idea of why FCS schools do that across the board.)
Great post. May you live to be 120.
Freshman QB Fagnano starting at Liberty.
Any Maine fans making the trek to Hamden this weekend?
I am not travelling down. Appears that the game will be on ESPN+.
But I'll watch just the same to see the new kid. His numbers were pretty good, despite the situation you describe.
(And I think the running game could be much better, too. Maine has two backs who can find space in spread sets, but seem reluctant to call those plays for whatever reason. Maybe with Ferguson out, we'll see a more diversified offense.)