Thursday, November 4, 2010

ACC Football: You Get That For Which You Pay

Translation: “you get what you pay for.”

According to a new story by the Associated Press, the ACC’s biggest spenders are also some of its biggest winners on the football field as a recent gender-equity reports filed by the 12 ACC schools to the U.S. Department of Education shows that generally, success goes hand-in-hand with spending.

During the 2008-09 academic year, the most recent year with data available for all the schools, the programs that spent the most on football were Miami ($20.9 million), Boston College ($19.4 million), Clemson ($18.8 million) and Virginia Tech ($18.2 million).

BC, Clemson and Virginia Tech have combined to make six ACC championship game appearances and win two conference titles, both by the Hokies, since the league expanded to 12 in 2005.

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