Michigan Spent $2.01 Million on Trip to BW3's Bowl, Lost $132,000

By DJ Byrnes on July 3, 2014 at 10:25a

Michigan got tattooed by Kansas State in the final rendition of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, and it appears they also took quite the financial loss as well.

From MLive.com:

The U-M athletic department spent $2.01 million on its trip the 2013 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, according to expense documents obtained by MLive.com via a public records request. Michigan came close to breaking even in expenditures, but wasn't quite there.

Ultimately, the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl left U-M roughly $132,000 in the red.

Oh, so close! Only $132,000 over budget! 

Here's a point of reference, because folks tend to throw around ridiculous numbers in sports like they're literal peanuts: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Michigan's median household income in 2009 was $45,255.

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