Alabama which does not use public money to subsidize athletics, isn't spending foolishly. According to figures filed with the U.S. Department of Education, Alabama has a football season-ticket waiting list of more than 10,000, and football-only revenue topped $57 million for the 2007-08 school year.
Earlier this year, the Alabama state university system's trustees approved earlier a $80.6 million project that will expand Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium to accommodate more than 101,000 fans. Alabama's stadium expansion should more than pay for itself.
Gap growing ever wider between college sports' haves, have-nots