The Oregon football program experienced a loss of $689,353 from its appearance in the Alamo Bowl this past December. As part of a public records request, The Oregonian acquired a breakdown of the trip’s expenses, which detailed the total bowl expenses. The figure for these expenses was over $2.5 million.
The largest contributors to the bowl expenses were coach/staff bonuses ($1,058,664) and travel ($836,686). The supplies expense was next largest at $238,895 (supplies included commemorative rings and T-shirts for the Oregon band).
While large, Oregon’s senior associate athletic director for marketing and public relations Craig Pintens told The Oregonian that bowl expenses like these are not out of the norm.
“It’s just something that we budget for, none of this is a surprise to us necessarily,” Pintens said. “Depending on which bowl we go to we adjust our travel size accordingly, our supplies accordingly and so on. We always want to operate on a zero-based budget.”
Oregon’s reimbursements/revenues from the trip to San Antonio came in at $1,839,481, with $1,800,491 coming from the Pac-12 Conference.
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