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Trojan2003
07-16-2009, 01:03 PM
Sun Belt hopes to profit from poor economy

July 16, 2009 11:15 AM

Posted by ESPN.com's Graham Watson

We've been doing a lot of stories about economics and the schools and conference it's affecting, and I thought I would look at the unique situation in the Sun Belt Conference.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Arkansas State was paid $1 million for its 2010 game against Auburn, which was a record for the school. The school is earning $900,000 to play Iowa this season. That's $1.9 million for an athletics department that the Department of Education reports has a yearly overall operating budget of $1.7 million.

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