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  • scsutommyboy
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    Originally posted by JDUBBS1280 View Post
    The schools are legally obligated to report the numbers accurately to the government for Title 9 purposes. Yeah, I'm sure there is some creative accounting involved, but I would be stunned if the government let the schools report numbers that are nowhere near representative of the actual revenues and expenses.
    What is needed to or leagally obligated to report does not make it true numbers. Anybody who runs a business will tell you that. I would bet a lot of money Schools count scholarship tution against their budget, but that is really double dipping or partial double dipping. Schools figure out tution cost by how much tution money they expect to collect. That means the students paying tution are actually paying a portion of the student who is not payings tution. Now obviously scholarship grants and state funding are figured in here, but the reality is a scholarship hockey player does not cost the school as much as they claim.

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  • JDUBBS1280
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    Originally posted by IrishHockeyFan View Post
    Actually neither you or I have the first clue as to how close these are to being "true numbers." Like I (and others) have noted repeatedly, without more information figures like these are nearly worthless. I don't doubt there is some connection to truth in some of the individual figures, like the ticket revenue I cited in the Notre Dame numbers. But it is like telling me the wind is blowing 15 miles per hour and expecting me to guess the weather based on that input and that input alone. It cannot be done. Do you really believe for a minute that Ferris State, while drawing fewer people per game, who are paying -- on average -- less per ticket, and having few or no discernable alternate sources of hockey specific revenue over and above Notre Dame still managed to generate nearly double the revenue over the course of an entire school year? Hell in the Notre Dame figure alone they failed to include the revenue from 3 off campus games where we the ticket revenue went into their pockets. What else is missing? I stand by my statement that these numbers hardly give a true or accurate picture of the actual dollars involved.
    The schools are legally obligated to report the numbers accurately to the government for Title 9 purposes. Yeah, I'm sure there is some creative accounting involved, but I would be stunned if the government let the schools report numbers that are nowhere near representative of the actual revenues and expenses.

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  • Dirty
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    The important thing here is Minnesota was able to beat BC at something.

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  • IrishHockeyFan
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    Originally posted by JDUBBS1280 View Post
    I think it isn't perfect, but it's a lot closer to the true numbers than you want to make it sound.
    Actually neither you or I have the first clue as to how close these are to being "true numbers." Like I (and others) have noted repeatedly, without more information figures like these are nearly worthless. I don't doubt there is some connection to truth in some of the individual figures, like the ticket revenue I cited in the Notre Dame numbers. But it is like telling me the wind is blowing 15 miles per hour and expecting me to guess the weather based on that input and that input alone. It cannot be done. Do you really believe for a minute that Ferris State, while drawing fewer people per game, who are paying -- on average -- less per ticket, and having few or no discernable alternate sources of hockey specific revenue over and above Notre Dame still managed to generate nearly double the revenue over the course of an entire school year? Hell in the Notre Dame figure alone they failed to include the revenue from 3 off campus games where we the ticket revenue went into their pockets. What else is missing? I stand by my statement that these numbers hardly give a true or accurate picture of the actual dollars involved.

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  • JDUBBS1280
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    Originally posted by IrishHockeyFan View Post
    Neither do I.

    A couple of reasons why:

    Revenue figures are fairly useless unless one knows what counts as revenue and what the source of the information is. The Notre Dame figure is accurate, but it is one metric (albeit the most meaningful one for ND), ticket revenue for the 18 games Notre Dame played at the Joyce Center in the 2009-10 season. It doesn't include memorabilia, concessions, or earmarked alumni donations, among other things. At some schools those items and others (TV/Radio revenue would be one) would likely rival the ticket revenue. So for Notre Dame the revenue number lacks the data necessary to be meaningful. I'm guessing for some (most) of the other schools the same thing is true.

    Expenses can be equally deceiving because for instance while the cost of one year's worth of education at Notre Dame now exceeds $50,000 for some individuals (and no it isn't really 2 or three times better than what a good public school provides), how do you really calculate how much it actually costs Notre Dame to provide it and more importantly, how is Notre Dame doing it? But included in expenses is possibly the market value of 18 scholarships at some of those schools. Notre Dame claims it spends around $23,000 in athletically related student aid per participant. Again, how do they arrive at those figures? These schools do exactly what Alton says and release self-serving numbers to whatever extent they can. If you don't think that's happening I have some prime swamp land in Florida I can make you a great deal on.

    At the end of the day these numbers likely don't give a true picture at all of the amounts of money the various schools spend or make on hockey. I don't think they can begin to be accurately analyzed. There is a reason the EIA website includes the cautionary note right on their front page: Please note that valid comparisons of athletics data are possible only with study and analysis of the conditions affecting each institution.
    I think it isn't perfect, but it's a lot closer to the true numbers than you want to make it sound.

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  • CLS
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    Expenses are also deceiving because of different ways accounting for the cost of the facility. Sometimes the expense figures are only operating expenses, with the cost of the hockey rink in some captial account, and sometimes maintenance is in some university-wide facilty maintenance account. Those numbers can be significant.

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  • FlagDUDE08
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    Originally posted by Osorojo View Post
    The amount and distribution of T.V. revenues vary from contract to contract. Nevertheless, to the best of my recollection there have never been any specifics cited on this forum regarding the revenue from T.V. contracts or the distribution of these revenues. Conclusions about "NCAA Hockey - Who's Making $$$, Who's Not" have to address media revenues and their distribution to have any credibility.
    That money doesn't go to the schools, DuMass.

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  • Osorojo
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    The amount and distribution of T.V. revenues vary from contract to contract. Nevertheless, to the best of my recollection there have never been any specifics cited on this forum regarding the revenue from T.V. contracts or the distribution of these revenues. Conclusions about "NCAA Hockey - Who's Making $$$, Who's Not" have to address media revenues and their distribution to have any credibility.

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  • IrishHockeyFan
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    Originally posted by Alton View Post
    I don't trust those numbers.
    Neither do I.

    A couple of reasons why:

    Revenue figures are fairly useless unless one knows what counts as revenue and what the source of the information is. The Notre Dame figure is accurate, but it is one metric (albeit the most meaningful one for ND), ticket revenue for the 18 games Notre Dame played at the Joyce Center in the 2009-10 season. It doesn't include memorabilia, concessions, or earmarked alumni donations, among other things. At some schools those items and others (TV/Radio revenue would be one) would likely rival the ticket revenue. So for Notre Dame the revenue number lacks the data necessary to be meaningful. I'm guessing for some (most) of the other schools the same thing is true.

    Expenses can be equally deceiving because for instance while the cost of one year's worth of education at Notre Dame now exceeds $50,000 for some individuals (and no it isn't really 2 or three times better than what a good public school provides), how do you really calculate how much it actually costs Notre Dame to provide it and more importantly, how is Notre Dame doing it? But included in expenses is possibly the market value of 18 scholarships at some of those schools. Notre Dame claims it spends around $23,000 in athletically related student aid per participant. Again, how do they arrive at those figures? These schools do exactly what Alton says and release self-serving numbers to whatever extent they can. If you don't think that's happening I have some prime swamp land in Florida I can make you a great deal on.

    At the end of the day these numbers likely don't give a true picture at all of the amounts of money the various schools spend or make on hockey. I don't think they can begin to be accurately analyzed. There is a reason the EIA website includes the cautionary note right on their front page: Please note that valid comparisons of athletics data are possible only with study and analysis of the conditions affecting each institution.

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  • JDUBBS1280
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    Lots of good questions. Wish the gov website broke the revenues and expenses down further, but I would imagine that level of detail is not needed for them. And while this exercise did raise other interesting questions, I think it was interesting and am glad Jup took the time to put it together.

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  • FlagDUDE08
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    Originally posted by LTsatch View Post
    How do more than one third of the reporting Universities and Colleges have an exact match for revenue and expenses? I manage an 8 million dollar budget for work, and there is no way that those teams are even for the year, creative accounting for sure. There is not enough information about what the expenses are and where the revenue comes from to even make this study close to realistic. You can come in here with data, but consider the source(s). Yale had 20 home games this year with approx. attendance of 60,000 knock off 500 students per game and make it 50,000 x 12 for a ticket and we are looking at 600 K just in ticket revenue, plus concessions and parking.

    FWIW there is no way Sacred Heart rolled in over a million in revenue, they play in a rink worse than my high school rink one town over, and average less than 500 hundred a home game. Parking is free and the snack bar sux. less than 50K in ticket sales for the year. Caveat, they still managed to knock of Yale this year
    Money from the administration?

    I would assume that RPI's figure includes a good portion of the Student Union activity fee, and it isn't all from ticket sales, sponsorships, and the like (although I'm sure it's a good chunk).

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Originally posted by joecct View Post
    Now show the women's figures.
    http://board.uscho.com/showthread.ph...imulus-Package!

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  • UMLFan
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    As a Lowell fan, the one thing I walk away from these numbers with is that this proves what many of us (Lowell fans) have thought, we have the smallest budget in Hockey East. The good thing for the Lowell numbers is that with UML now owning the arena (they didn't in 2010), selling beers and keeping all the revenues, having over 5k in the stadium per game last year, the profit should have gone up. Hopefully that means some of that money is put back into the program and increases the smallest recruiting budget in Hockey East.
    Last edited by UMLFan; 04-12-2012, 09:17 AM.

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  • LTsatch
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    How do more than one third of the reporting Universities and Colleges have an exact match for revenue and expenses? I manage an 8 million dollar budget for work, and there is no way that those teams are even for the year, creative accounting for sure. There is not enough information about what the expenses are and where the revenue comes from to even make this study close to realistic. You can come in here with data, but consider the source(s). Yale had 20 home games this year with approx. attendance of 60,000 knock off 500 students per game and make it 50,000 x 12 for a ticket and we are looking at 600 K just in ticket revenue, plus concessions and parking.

    FWIW there is no way Sacred Heart rolled in over a million in revenue, they play in a rink worse than my high school rink one town over, and average less than 500 hundred a home game. Parking is free and the snack bar sux. less than 50K in ticket sales for the year. Caveat, they still managed to knock of Yale this year
    Last edited by LTsatch; 04-11-2012, 11:51 PM.

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  • joecct
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    Now show the women's figures.

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