The MWC really just has a deep passion for losing money, and that's sort of one of the bullshit arguments used for keeping them out of the BCS. (Something mumble tv revenues mumble ratings etc mumble.) There are other fascinating numbers, though.
--Mississippi State receives one of the largest subsidies from its school in the SEC at 12% of the total budget for 2010. Tennessee receives the other at 12%, which as Holly helpfully points out likely went toward the new shiny football complex.
--By comparison, look at the Pac-12's revenues, and then watch in coming years as the new tv deal cuts into those margins. Washington State at 24% subsidy is something you probably won't see again barring total disaster. (This being Wazzu, this could totally happen.)
---Big Ten staying appropriately thrifty in 2010, with only Minnesota broaching double digits with 10% of the budget coming from subsidies.
---The A-Sun and MEAC are horrendous by the numbers, but you already knew that.
— Via, EDSBS.