Happy Thursday, Tiger Nation! Here is today’s Clemson Tigers News.
Clemson Men’s Soccer vs. UCF: 7:00 PM at Historic Riggs Field
Clemson Women’s Soccer at Utah Valley: 9:30 PM in Orem, Utah
Clemson Football ranks 17th in donations and contributions
Jeff Fuller, who identifies himself on X (Twitter) as a contributor to ESPN 960 radio in Utah, shared this post on funds donated to college programs by boosters from 2005-22.
You will have to click on the post and expand it to see Clemson ranks 17th overall with a total of $476 million. For the eighteen year period given, that is an average of $26.44 million per year.
There are a lot of moving parts for revenue for college programs, but this does help put into perspective why the television revenue is such a driver in this day and age for college programs.
This list only includes public FCS programs, so private schools and institutions that don’t play football are not included. If schools like Notre Dame, Miami, USC and BYU were included, they would likely rank relatively high.
ACC crunching numbers on adding new teams
We noted yesterday that expansion is still alive in the ACC. Yahoo’s Ross Dellinger shed some light on the actual numbers that are keeping the initiative afloat.
If ESPN must give the ACC $72 million for three teams, that means their contract calls for $24 million per team. Per Dellinger’s math, there is $55 million that could be distributed to the teams in the league, perhaps based on athletic achievement.
On one hand, Clemson could attempt to get the unbalanced distribution they prefer in exchange for their support. On the other hand, the eleven schools who support expansion only need one vote. While it seems unlikely that Florida State would flip their vote, it is still possible that UNC or NC State could flip, and then Clemson would have no way to block the expansion. Therefore its questionable whether they have the leverage to push for unbalanced distribution.
First Day of Class in Clemson
If you saw the hashtag FDOC on social media yesterday, that means ‘First Day of Class’ for Clemson students, including athletes.
As mentioned, the Women’s Soccer team is on a trip out west for a couple of road games, starting tonight with a game against Utah Valley. They had a unique FDOC.