Here is a website with some budget numbers... I know it doesn't split sports like the Other Two universities, but if you look at Iowa's Wrestling budget (expenses to revenues)
Iowa has expenses for wrestling at about $1.1 million, but their revenue for wrestling is at about $450,000. So Iowa loses about 500,000 every year on their wrestling program.
But a few years ago I saw an article about revenue in college sports in Iowa. Iowa State's wrestling program has an operating budget of right around $200K-$350K. But when the income and expenses go through the wrestling program. The wrestling program is in the red by about 50K-60K.
Now I know the wrestling program loses money, but what does track and field and golf cost Iowa State every year? These programs have little to no revenue coming in.
I'd put wrestling on just about equal footing with track and field. Both have past glory. It's nice to have them as programs. They round out the offerings of the athletic department. But, they are small, small potatoes.
"What a horrible night to have a curse."
"Please bury me with all my stuff, because you know it's mine..."
"Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood."
JP shouldn't be fired. He has made two great hires in the two biggest revenue sports. If anyone should be fired, it should be the current wrestling coach Kevin Jackson. Also the team dealt with quite a few injuries this season so the season could have been better with those wrestlers. However next season is a big one for Jackson to show if he has made any progress or else he will not be here.
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