I have said big east all along....hope I am right
ODU said it would take us $5mill to move up to FBS. With $3mil coming from TV and the rest coming from the fans and additional sponsorship. We're sitting at 50/50 and JMU 31/69, you'll need 12 additional schoolies (12 X $50K) which is about $600K. Most of JMU's facilities are solid, except the Convo. The new one will add additional $4mil/yr.
The Duke Club is currently at $1.2mil/yr and the students are footing 85% ($28mil) of JMU's $33mil annual AD budget. Just need a plan that doesn't rest on the students.
King George, VA - Birthplace of James Madison and Homeplace of three JMU Hall of Famers; and OJF!
that's as likely as chris farley getting married to a victoria secret supermodel without buying her.
And, while I appreciate your thoroughness, when you put etc. at the end of the list it typically means you are just not taking the time to list all the possible revenue streams so if you disagree that a bowl can or will make money I will withdraw it from the list and you can add the following where I wrote etc.
Additional duke club donations
Additional revenue from gear sales (jerseys, shirts, skirts, pajamas, Purple crocs, Hats, ETC.)
Higher parking costs (already happening)
Additional Licensing revenue
Higher sponsorship revenue
Additional suite sales
Additional ticket sales (sell out all games, give less tickets to students)
Sell this thing out! Godwin side = another year of Stadium cam!