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
2006 $3,535,774
2007 $2,198,886
2008 $2,116,786
2009 $2,251,727
2010 $1,773,738

SOURCE: Report of the President's Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Published Nov. 16, 2011.