Never have I been more proud of Georgia for paying what it takes to provide quality home scheduling.
Georgia has agreed to the highest payout for a non-conference opponent in school history. And it may be the most at this point in all of college football.
Arkansas State will receive $1.8 million to play at Georgia in 2019, according to an agreement between the two schools that has not been finalized yet. The Jonesboro (Ark.) Sun reported the agreement, via an Open Records request. An official at Georgia confirmed it was accurate.
It’s an astounding figure to pay for a non-conference game, but it represents a larger trend.
When Alabama announced in February that it had paid $1.7 million to schedule a 2018 game against Arkansas State, it was written by Footballscoop.com that it was “believed to be the largest single-game payout in college football history.”
Now Georgia has topped that. The game is set for Sept. 14, 2019.
That should be just in time for another contribution bump, I suspect. After all, those cupcakes ain’t gonna pay for themselves. Let’s just hope 2019 isn’t another throwaway year.