I’m not sure how any of this is sustainable without money coming directly from tv deals and revenue sources. But maybe there’s a lot more millionaire football fans out there than I realize…
While big boosters certainly play a prominent role, the collectives with smaller $ donations driven by big numbers are more sustainable at lower level P5 programs.
Simple math: 25,000 donors at $100 per season recurring donation would be $2.5 million per season.
For Syracuse I think this is the way to go. Beyond this board I haven't seen a big marketing push for the NIL collective representing Syracuse athletes. If they could get the season ticket holder and alumni email list I think the fundraising could be quite successful.
While it wouldn't put us in the upper tier I would think it could act like the NC State model of annual stipends to all players with some extra for those special players.
I know its not supposed to be pay for play but need to deal in reality at this point.
Its something the average fan could do if they want to remain competitive in the marketplace.