20 Colleges That Need to Invest More in Their Football Program

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20 Colleges That Need to Invest More in Their Football Program
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College football is the bread and butter of most athletic programs in America. That's no secret.

Also no secret is the fact that the overwhelming majority of athletic programs lose money. In fact, according to an NCAA report, only 22 Division I-FBS athletic programs made money for the 2009-10 academic year.

So asking a college to pour more money into a program might be a stretch for many.

But there are a number of programs in the nation that could stand to increase the amount of money spent on the money-making football program.

Not every school has a T. Boone Pickens waiting in the wings to pour a spare hundred million into athletics, but that doesn't mean these programs can't or won't benefit from a more modest, systemic investment.

So here is our list of 20 programs that really need to invest more in their football programs.

Since the 2009-2010 academic year is the latest year for which comprehensive statistics are available, we've used those numbers. You can find more details numbers at www.ncaa.org or at www.usatoday.com/sports/college/ncaa-finances.htm.

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