Originally Posted by Boston Red
A lot of places the field hockey team is worth more. Well, at least at those places field hockey costs the school less than football does. Football is expensive.
Football is expensive, but it also brings in money.
I just looked up Duke. Here is what their different sports profit/lose
Field Hockey ($53,357)
Obviously those numbers will vary by sport and school. Field Hockey is hardly the worst offender of the bunch.
I still believe that if your sport can't support itself, then it should be cut. Duke for example could have saved $3.5M. What could they do for student life with that much extra per year?