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Did Rutgers football break even in 2010?

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That's what the new USA Today numbers are saying. Well, not exactly break even, but Rutgers football supposedly lost only $2. $2? Heck, is it too late to donate money and put the program in the black? If these numbers are correct, then Tim Pernetti's year-end letter suddenly makes a lot more sense. It's nice that USA Today now separates out football losses, but what is a little annoying is that they no longer distinguish between total subsidies and student fees. The overall athletic losses at Rutgers were roughly flat at just under $27m. If Pernetti was saying that the athletic department took $1 million less in subsidies, maybe that means some of the loss was shifted from subsidies to student fees. Still, the football distinction is nice, and helps to explain why football is not at all at fault for the athletic budget deficit. There will be less revenue from attendance this year, but basically any sort of tv contract bump at all will put Rutgers football into the black. February update: no, they did not. Thanks for making your awesome product crappy, USA Today.
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