"Men's hockey had an exceptional year with $3,318,211.00 in ticket sales for FY12." US Dept of Ed website on North Dakota. Overnight buses?
— BurntBoats (@BurntBoats) November 12, 2013
Apparently, UND hockey is above riding a bus to and from away hockey games if you were to believe in the mindset of one Boston University Blogger. In my two plus season of covering the team, I have never heard anyone complain about riding the bus. Yeah, you can't make this up. This is coming from eastern teams that rarely travel very far for league games. The bus rides are actually faster in a lot of instances, they would have had to wait till the next morning to fly home. The bus they rode on, had beds, so they could sleep if they wanted.
The UND Athletic Budget breaks even when you look at revenues and expenses.
As you can see by the screen shots, UND athletics breaks even with their athletic department. The fact that the UND hockey program made 3,318,211.00 in ticket sales for FY12, is just part of the of the whole big picture.