Not on topic, but:
Does anyone know how far volleyball is from being a 'revenue sport'? It seems to me like volleyball should be fairly easy to market when you consider: a) many (most?) high school students go to volleyball games so there is enough knowledge of the sport and familiarity that it should be marketable to incoming freshmen b) the game is designed in such a way that is TV friendly, c) the team is good, and d) it is generally played by attractive women.
Seems like the sport has enough marketable elements that someone should be able to turn a profit off of it.
I'm guessing pretty far away. I'm assuming they let students in for free and don't charge much for non-students. Even if they have a game on the BTN now and then, I doubt any portion of the TV contract is specified to be for VB, so they would get no credit for that. (I've seen revenue breakdowns and there's a pool for 'other' money from the BTN that is not broken down by sport).
So basically, the revenue is limited to whatever tickets they sell to the general public and concessions. The cost of the scholarships alone probably equals or exceeds this revenue, to say nothing of coaching salaries, travel and equipment costs, etc.
Outside of the big 3 sports, I think the only two that would have any hope of breaking even are wrestling and women's basketball. I'm not really sure why wrestling makes money relative to the other olympic sports, but I believe it is the closest to break-even currently. I guess the match with Iowa that they hold at Target/Excel must rake in the dough?