Rebels, Aggies and $$$$$

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┬átotal 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.


Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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