When it comes to these financial numbers, two things:
1. The difference between $2 million and $4 million is large. The difference between $4.1 and $4.4 is not all that big – it can be explained, in part, by tuition differences, a one-time capital expense (like video equipment), etc.
2. Fordham’s and Colgate’s could be bigger because both teams had guarantee games that could have added hundreds of thousands of dollars to the athletic budget… which then could have been spent on expenses that season.
Let’s just say that I’m not all that concerned with the numbers.