That’s what a growth business looks like, people. And, checking in with $176,699,893 in revenues, Georgia now ranks sixth in the country. Say what you will about Butts-Mehre’s methods, it’s certainly raking in the dough.
Speaking of which, I thought it might be worthwhile to revisit the same ground I charted here and here, in reviewing Georgia’s net in comparison with the rest of the conference. I don’t think the results are going to surprise any of you.
- Texas A&M: $46,617,008
- Georgia: $42,758,308
- Mississippi State: $14,064,473
- Florida: $12,039,389
- Alabama: $10,948,924
- LSU: $7,921,276
- Auburn: $7,822,378
- Kentucky: $5,279,032
- South Carolina: $5,220,593
- Arkansas: $2,756,388
- Missouri: $(1,806,941)
- Ole Miss: $(5,899,651)
- Tennessee: $(6,485,382)
To put Georgia’s net figure in perspective, the combined net from the SEC’s other thirteen schools is $98,477,487. Georgia’s net represents
45.19% 30.27% of the conference total ($141,235,795); that’s more extreme a lower percentage than what the EADA numbers showed. But it remains a sizeable chunk, which is consistent with what the EADA figures indicated.
All of which brings me back to this quote, once again.
McGarity, who played and coached tennis at Georgia and worked in its athletic administration before leaving for Florida, said “there is nothing greater than being part of championships. That’s why we do what we do.
“At the end of the day,” he continued, “all the time you put in at the office, the fun comes when you’re competing for championships and you see what these coaches have done over a number of years to finally get to the top of the mountain and you’re able to be just a small piece of that.”
A reminder from Seth Emerson ($$):
Georgia finished 21st in the Directors’ Cup standings, which ranks schools by how they did in every NCAA sport, from big to small. Last year Georgia finished eighth in the same standings. The previous year it was 13th. The last time Georgia finished this low in the rankings was 1997.
Something isn’t adding up in Athens, and contrary to McGarity’s assertions, it doesn’t appear to be the financial math.