DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) -Throughout the season, a lot of money goes into keeping these basketball teams in prime playing shape.
2 NEWS Investigates took a look at the colleges closest to our minds to see what they spend to do just that.
The countdown to the Dayton Flyers and Providence Friars’ big game is on.
They have both had successful records this year but we wanted to look at how much it cost them.
We turned to the Department of Education’s website that collects and displays college athletic data.
According to that, during the last fiscal year, both schools basketball teams spent millions of dollars.
I found, Providence College spent more on athletics, even though it has fewer students in its undergrad program.
Their basketball team reported a total expense of $7.1 million.
The University of Dayton’s basketball team spent $4.9 million.
Since we just beat Boise State, we looked up their numbers too.
Get this, they have more students combined but spent less than Dayton and Providence. Their basketball team spent $1.9 million last year.
We found these numbers so interesting, we decided to look up the number one seed team to see how much they spent last year.
We found the Kentucky Wildcats spent 16.1 million dollars.
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