Ohio Athletics Releases Bowl Expense Report

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Ohio Athletics released a bowl expense report on Tuesday, displaying the expenses of the football team’s trip to the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl just over two months ago.

The report shows that Ohio’s trip totaled a $0 net deficit thanks to ticket sales, a Mid-American Conference payout, and help from the Post Season Opportunity fund. The Post Season opportunity fund was created after massive expenses damaged Ohio following the 2006 and 2009 bowl trips. For the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl trip in December 2013, Ohio pulled $32,642.08 out of the Post Season Opportunity fund.

Along with the $32,642.08 from the Post Season Opportunity Fund, the Mid-American Conference’s payout of $400,000 in addition to $36,505 in ticket sales helped Ohio balance the trip with no deficit.

The Bobcats fell to the East Carolina Pirates 37-20 in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl on Dec. 23, breaking Ohio’s two-game bowl winning streak. Ohio is set to begin spring practice on March 10 and will open the 2014 season on Aug. 30 against MAC foe Kent State.