What the bowl Presidents make
- by Doug Samuels 1 year ago
On top of the extra practice time for your young guys and the obvious recruiting benefits, one of the other added perks of playing in a bowl game is being able to put some extra coin in your pocket.
A recent investigation by USA Today took a look beyond the teams involved in the bowl games and focused on the compensation of bowl presidents to reveal just how much they're walking away with at the end of the day. Their research found that over the past ten years, their salaries have doubled.
As it currently sits, the Outback Bowl in Tampa is by far the most profitable of all the bowls, making bowl president and CEO Jim McVay $753,946 back in 2010. Even the "second tier" bowls pay their bosses nearly $375,000.
Take a look at the original article and more of their findings here. Some interesting behind the scenes info is included throughout the article.
Interestingly enough, of the 35 bowl games, 26 of them are operated by nonprofit tax-exempt organizations. The chart below details the compensation of the bowl CEO's and where they rank in the big picture.
|Outback Bowl||Jim McVay||$753,946|
|Fiesta, Insight||John Junker*||$587,216|
|Kraft Fight Hunger||Gary Cavalli||$375,176|
|Music City||Scott Ramsey||$310,715|
|Capital One, Champ Sports||Steve Hogan||$295,298|
|Holiday, Poinsettia||Bruce Binkowski||$283,095|