Times are tough all over department, Buckeye edition.

Ohio State announces athletic department will finish in the red, will raise the price of football tickets to help cover the shortfall.

This comes as no surprise:

The vast majority of Ohio State’s athletic revenue comes from football. Smith said the Buckeyes must play a minimum of seven home games to support all of the school’s sports teams.

So much for that whole “we’ve got to level the playing field by making all schools only play six home games” line of thought…

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5 responses to “Times are tough all over department, Buckeye edition.

  1. The Realist

    Ohio State in the red is hard to believe. I’d be interested to see a breakdown of their $110 million budget.

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  2. I have no sympathy. From the looks of their website, Ohio State plays 37 NCAA sports, including men’s and women’s pistol, men’s and women’s rifle, men’s and women’s fencing, and women’s synchronized diving. Georgia, by comparison, plays 16 NCAA sports. I know they’ve got almost twice as many students as UGA, but you shouldn’t argue for the right to a 7th home game by saying your kids just HAVE to stab and shoot things.

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  3. Irishdawg

    “but you shouldn’t argue for the right to a 7th home game by saying your kids just HAVE to stab and shoot things.”

    Doesn’t Florida say this same thing?

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  4. Maybe it’s my Republicanism shining through, but wouldn’t it make more sense to cut ticket prices to basketball games, getting more people in the seats to buy concessions and merchandise?

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  5. Thomas Brown

    Ohio State is in the red because their fans have to apoologize for finishing ranked worse than UGA in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll.

    Ohio State, what a damn joke.

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