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.

Georgia Tech
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.)518
Stadium seating capacity55,00092,746
Players selected in the 2013 NFL draft 08
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