Monday, November 2, 2009

Tech Athletics To Earn Big Money This Weekend

Tennessee Tech University's Athletics Department will be earning $475,000 when the Golden Eagles travel to Georgia this weekend to take on the Bulldogs. Tech Athletic Director Mark Wilson is quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as saying the University looks for games that will, "offer the most amount of money." Typically, that's one "money" game per year. But this season, in part because of the economy, Tech scheduled both Kansas State and Georgia. The $475,000 check from UGA will amount to approximately five percent of TTU's annual $9 million dollar budget for athletics. Of the $475,000, $300,000 goes to Tennessee Tech's athletics department general budget. The rest goes to the football budget. Last year, coach Watson Brown used the payout money from playing Louisville and Western Michigan to buy headsets for the coaching staff. Some of the other money bought a video editing system that the entire department uses.