An economic downturn for Maryland football
While Maryland football continues to turn a profit, its net revenue (gross income minus direct cost) has plunged 49.8 percent in the past five years, complicating the athletic department's ability to pay its bills. Here's a year-by-year look at the slide:
|Fiscal year||Net revenue|
SOURCE: Report of the President's Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Published Nov. 16, 2011.