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Bonus Editorial

Guaranteed Paydays

With most of today's football programs eager to bring in additional revenue, guarantee games are becoming more and more popular. In this arrangement, a host school guarantees its opponent a certain sum of money for being the visitor, instead of offering a home-and-home series (when both opponents play host to each other). These sums range considerably.

Robert Zullo, PhD, a faculty member of the Sport Administration Program at Mississippi State University, has compiled the following list of recent and future guarantee games. He drew the amounts of each from published reports. Zullo examines the broader topic of scheduling an NCAA Division I football team in the August/September 2005 issue of Athletic Management.

Opponent

Opponent

Home Team

Year

Guarantee

Media Source

Date

 

Appalachian State

LSU

2005

$400,000

The Advocate

2/22/05

 

Auburn

Georgia Tech

2003

$300,000

Autigers.com

2/7/05

 

Auburn

Southern California

2002

$500,000

Autigers.com

2/7/05

 

Central Florida

Wisconsin

2004

$350,000

Sun-Sentinel

9/7/04

 

Central Florida

Penn State

2004

$425,000

Sun-Sentinel

9/7/04

 
Citadel

Auburn

2004

$600,000

Post and Courier

5/17/04

Citadel

Duke

2004

$600,000

Post and Courier

5/17/04

 

Colorado State

Colarado

2005

$500,000

Daily Camera

3/25/05

 

Eastern Illinois

BYU

2005

$225,000

Daily Eastern News

2/15/05

 

Eastern Illinois

Illinois

2006

$300,000

Daily Eastern News

2/16/05

 

Eastern Michigan

Florida

2004

$350,000

Sun-Sentinel

9/7/04

 

Florida A&M

Virginia Tech

2004

$200,000

Roanoke Times

10/12/04

Was $450K, reduced w/ FAMU I-AA

Florida Atlantic

Kansas

2005

$400,000

Lawrence Journal-World

3/22/05

 

Florida Atlantic

Minnesota

2005

$300,000

Sun-Sentinel

4/22/05

 

Florida International

Kansas State

2005

$425,000

Miami Herald

1/4/05

 

Florida International

Texas Tech

2005

$400,000

Miami Herald

1/4/05

 

Florida International

Alabama

2006

$450,000

Miami Herald

1/4/05

 

Florida International

Iowa

2006

$450,000

Miami Herald

1/4/05

 

Florida International

Kansas

2006

$425,000

Miami Herald

1/4/05

 

Georgia Tech

Auburn

2004

$300,000

Autigers.com

2/7/05

 

Grambling State

Washington State

2005

$500,000

The Ledger

2/22/05

 

Hawaii

Alabama

2006

$675,000

AL

9/16/04

 

Houston

Oklahoma

2004

$550,000

Cnnsi.com

9/29/04

 

Houston

Michigan

2003

$500,000

Daily Cougar

9/5/03

 

Idaho

Montana

2003

$150,000

Billings Gazette

3/10/05

 

Idaho

Washington State

2004

$210,000

ESPN.com

9/23/04

 

Idaho

Oregon

2004

$245,000

ESPN.com

9/23/04

 

Idaho

Washington State

2005

$400,000

ESPN.com

9/23/04

 

Illinois State

Minnesota

2004

$250,000

Star Tribune

11/28/04

 

Jacksonville State

Georgia Tech

2008

$200,000

Cnnsi.com

5/12/05

 

Jacksonville State

Georgia Tech

2009

$200,000

Cnnsi.com

5/12/05

 

Kent State

Ohio State

2002

$350,000

Star Tribune

11/10/04

 

Louisiana-Monroe

Auburn

2004

$600,000

Sun-Sentinel

9/7/04

 

Marshall

West Virginia

2006

$150,000

Cnnsi.com

5/17/05

 

Marshall

West Virginia

2008

$200,000

Cnnsi.com

5/17/05

 

Marshall

West Virginia

2011

$150,000

Cnnsi.com

5/17/05

Marshall

West Virginia

2012

$250,000

Cnnsi.com

5/17/05

 

Miami (FL)

Pittsburgh

2010

$225,000

Post Gazette

5/5/05

Part of ACC/Big East settlement

MTSU

Florida

2004

$550,000

Sun-Sentinel

9/7/04

 

Murray State

Wisconsin

1999

$180,000

Capital Times

4/18/05

 

New Mexico St.

Georgia Tech

1998

$350,000

Tulane Hullabaloo

9/25/98

 

New Mexico St.

Texas

1998

$275,000

Tulane Hullabaloo

9/25/98

 

New Mexico St.

Kansas State

2008 & 2010

$1,200,000

El Paso Times

9/2/04

combined guarantee

Northern Illinois

Alabama

2003

$475,000

Daily Chronicle

9/30/04

 

Northern Illinois

Iowa State

2004

$175,000

Daily Chronicle

9/30/04

 

Northern Illinois

LSU

2006

$475,000

Daily Chronicle

9/30/04

 

Northern Illinois

Tennessee

2010

$500,000

Daily Chronicle

9/30/04

 

North Texas

Oklahoma

1998

$450,000

Tulane Hullabaloo

9/25/98

 

Oregon

Oklahoma

2004

$300,000

The Register-Guard

9/2/04

 

Oregon

LSU

2004

$700,000

The Register-Guard

9/2/04

plus ESPN's $250,500

Samford

Georgia Tech

2006

$200,000

Cnnsi.com

5/12/05

 

Samford

Georgia Tech

2007

$200,000

Cnnsi.com

5/12/05

 

San Jose State

Ohio State

2002

$475,000

Star Tribune

11/10/04

 

SE Missouri State

Bowling Green & CMU

2004

$245,000

SE Missourian

7/4/04

combined

South Florida

South Carolina

2004

$450,000

St. Petersburg Times

9/15/04

 

Southern Cal

Auburn

2003

$500,000

Autigers.com

2/7/05

 

Southern Miss

Nebraska

2004

$500,000

Cnnsi.com

9/29/04

 

Southern Miss

Alabama

2004

$500,000

Cnnsi.com

9/29/04

 

Southern Miss

Florida,Tenn,Auburn,LSU

2004-2008

$650-700,000

Cnnsi.com

9/29/04

Guarantee ranges

Temple

Clemson

2005

$337,500

The State (SC)

1/23/04

Plus a game at Temple in '06

Temple

Clemson

2007

$337,500

The State (SC)

1/23/04

Troy State

Kansas State

2003

$450,000

Daily Cougar

9/5/03

 

Troy State

LSU

2004

$475,000

Grand Rapids Press

12/19/04

 

Troy State

Florida State

2006

$500,000

Cnnsi.com

9/29/04

 

Troy State

UGA

2007

$500,000

Cnnsi.com

9/29/04

 

UAB

Georgia

2003

$450,000

Honolulu Advertiser

12/19/04

 

UAB

Florida State

2004

$500,000

Sun-Sentinel

9/7/04

 

Utah State

Clemson

2004

$450,000

Salt Lake Tribune

10/13/04

 

Utah State

Alabama

2004

$650,000

Salt Lake Tribune

10/13/04

 

Utah State

Alabama

2004

$650,000

Sun-Sentinel

9/7/04

 

Washington State

Ohio State

2002

$450,000

Star Tribune

11/10/04

 

Western Illinois

Nebraska

2004

$350,000

The Independent

2/15/04

 

Western Illinois

Alabama

2004

$450,000

AL

9/16/04

 

West Virginia

Marshall

2007

$150,000

Cnnsi.com

5/17/05

 

West Virginia

Marshall

2010

$150,000

Cnnsi.com

5/17/05

 

Wyoming

Florida

2005

$600,000

Billings Gazette

2/10/04

 
             
           

 

         


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