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Ohio State men's basketball team ranked first in AP poll | The Columbus Dispatch

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Ohio State reached No.1 in the Associated Press men's basketball poll today for the first time this season and the second time in the past four years.

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“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

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#43 Jan 18, 2011
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<quoted text>"Ehh" What do you mean by ****? Are you wishing to dispute the fact that Ohio State is a tax funded University ? You and others on here believe that the University make money off of the sports programs , although you offer no prof or facts to back it up ether . We all know that the bean counters can stack these numbers up to say whatever they need them to add up to. We see it every day in Washington. On a personal note , my daughter is a scholarship student at tax funded major university in California , a State that is bankrupt , I however do not believe that ticket sales and booster donation mean that the tax payer dosent contribute to the cost of her education.
I know it's hard for you to understand, but no athletic scholarships or salaries are paid a dime by yourself, the tax payer. Think about it...if 105,000 people fill the 'shoe on ONE game, at the lowest ticket price of $71, that's almost $4.5 million in revenue in ONE GAME! Add that up 7 or 8 times per year and you are talking $31-$36 million just in ticket revenue for the football team. That doesn't even involve sponsorships, television money, or all the other licensing revenue that comes into the program. Not to mention it doesn't include concessions or any other sports revenue. So it's not far fetched to think that the athletic department is self supporting. And this is using the minimum ticket price as a basis, the numbers go way up when you actually factor in real ticket prices and donors.

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