Tennessee spent $1.4M for Outback Bowl, made $15,687 in profit
By Dustin Dopirak, Knoxville News Sentinel
KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) -
Tennessee brought in $1,455,450 in revenue for the Outback Bowl and spent $1,439,763 for a profit of $15,687, according to information received Monday by the News Sentinel through a public records request.
Tennessee defeated Northwestern 45-6 on Jan. 1 in Tampa, Fla.
The per-team payout for the Outback Bowl was reportedly $3.5 million, but that money goes directly to the SEC and is combined with television revenue and NCAA tournament money and other revenue to make up the conference's annual equal payout to each of its member schools. Each school was reportedly given $31.2 million last year.
The SEC gave Tennessee $1,275,000 of bowl participant distribution and $133,800 in travel allowance. Tennessee made $46,650 in ticket fee income.