Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Today's Democrat and Chronicle features a story about the new DIII program at Nazareth. The article looks at the cost of local programs....

In the 2010-11 school year, SUNY Geneseo spent $76,184 on hockey out of a $2.8 million athletic budget. This does not include coaches' salaries.

The College at Brockport spent $81,256 (out of $3.3 million) and Hobart spent $51,568 (out of $2.6 million). In each case, the hockey budget was between 2 and 2.7 percent of the overall athletic budget.

RIT spent $294,432 for its Division I men's hockey team, including travel costs, out of a 2010-11 budget of $4 million.

Nazareth's overall athletic budget for that same academic year was $2.5 million. Bothner says he expects the hockey budget to be around $80,000 for the first year, and it will be money well invested.

"We looked at it like, 'OK, we're going to bring in 25-28 kids who wouldn't be at Naz otherwise," he says. "If you figure in the average amount of tuition they pay, you don't lose money."

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