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

By D.J. Byrnes on July 3, 2014 at 10:25 am

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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