Originally Posted by rufus_smith
You think Winthrop athletics is self-sufficent? Based on what revenue source?
Ticket sales? TV rights? No way.
Check again. Most of their support is from:
Student fees 47% and
Direct institutional support 25.67% (the university's general budget based on taxes and tuition)
Direct state support means a check from the state directly to the athletic department. Rarely is ever done. Usually the state gives to the University who passes some to the athletic department.
Yes, "Direct institutional support" translates to: The athletic department ran a deficit, and here is how much the university kicked in to balance the athletic department budget.