BSU's share of Fiesta Bowl money goes quickly

Credit: AP

TCU quarterback Andy Dalton (14) is sacked by Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson (1) during the first quarter of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)


by Nishi Gupta
Idaho's NewsChannel 7


Posted on April 8, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Updated Saturday, Apr 10 at 1:42 PM

BOISE -- All $2.8 million Boise State's football team earned from its Fiesta Bowl appearance has been divided up and athletic director Gene Bleymaier says it went quickly. 

Bleymaier says $1.1 million paid for travel, hotel and food for 500 people - mostly the team, band, dancers and cheerleaders.

Another $600,000 went to coach's bonuses and incentives that are promised in contracts for championship and bowl game appearances.

And $500,000 went back to the athletic department.

"We've got salary increases for the coaches, and we also, our basketball revenue was down this year, and we have other liabilities that have to be met because we have to balance our budget," said Bleymaier.

Bleymaier says the remaining $600,000 went to BSU's Academic Capital Projects fund, which pays for new buildings and projects.