POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 02, 2010
LAST UPDATED: 02:41 a.m. HST, Jul 02, 2010
Without a bowl game appearance or postseason basketball victory to bank on, the University of Hawaii received the smallest revenue share of the Western Athletic Conference's nine members.
UH, which received $950,796, was the only school earning less than $1 million when checks went out Wednesday, the final day of the fiscal year, according to figures from the conference office.
WAC PAYOUT(Final year-end WAC distribution)
1. Boise State $3,727,629
Source: WAC office
The Broncos led the conference with $3,727,629, more than $3 million of which came from its Fiesta Bowl appearance.
UH received the minimum $60,000 payout from the WAC basketball tournament because its men's team did not qualify and its women's team lost its first game. Schools earn additional shares for each WAC tournament victory.
In addition, teams reaching the NCAA tournament, such as Utah State and New Mexico State, receive an additional $100,000.
Fresno State, Nevada and Idaho each received $375,000 for their bowl appearances. UH went 6-7 and was not bowl eligible, opening the way for Nevada's participation in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.
There is no revenue sharing for women's volleyball, softball, men's tennis or baseball, all of which UH won WAC championships in during the 2010 school year.
As penalty for departing the WAC in 2011, Boise State will forfeit everything beyond possible BCS money earned in the fiscal year that began yesterday.