One of the first things we were taught in journalism school is that people like reading about money, especially someone else’s.
Here’s a money note.
Ole Miss is getting a bargain at getting New Mexico State to play in Oxford with no return trip for $850,000. Florida paid $1 million for a home game with the Aggies just a few weeks ago.
New Mexico State took the Gators for almost 1/31 of Florida’s revenue sharing check from last spring’s SEC meetings in Destin. The total payout per school was $31.2 million.
Paying in excess of a million for an FBS opponent without a return trip is far more common than paying under a million.
Ole Miss is getting a deal right now because it locked into this bargain rate under former athletics director Pete Boone.