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Money Ball: UGA vs. Tech
Which program gets more bang for their buck?
Since 1893, the Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Georgia football teams have battled in a rivalry known as “clean, old-fashioned hate.” We’ll let sports geeks crunch stats on wins and losses.* But as the teams prepare to face off November 30 at Bobby Dodd Stadium, here’s an analysis of what really matters: dollars and cents.
|Annual revenue generated by football||$25 million||$75 million|
|Football program’s annual profit||$9.3 million||$52 million|
|Head coach salary||$2.6 million||$3.2 million|
|University president salary||$757,000||$550,000|
|Annual player scholarship (incl. tuition, room, board, and more)||$26–$46K||$21–$39K|
|National merchandise sales rank (acc. to Collegiate Licensing Co.)||51||8|
|Stadium seating capacity||55,000||92,746|
|Players selected in the 2013 NFL draft||0||8|
|Avg. starting and mid-career salaries for alums (non-football stars)||$59K/$102K||$41.1K/$79.2K|
|Avg. salary for a full professor||$142,600||$109,400|
*For the record, the series score is 62-39-5, UGA leading; though Dawgs quibble over the 1943 and 1944 results.
This story originally appeared in our November 2013 issue. Photographs courtesy of Georgia Tech and University of Georgia