BJU’s intercollegiate sports program, breathlessly announced in January 2012 and expanded later in the year, has proven expensive for the school. And thanks to information from the US Department of Education, we know exactly how expensive: between 6/1/2012 and 5/31/2013, BJU spent a grand total of $804,010 on its BJU Bruins teams.
This figure includes the total expenses of running the Bruins sports program, including both men’s and women’s sports. It may also include some start-up costs required to make the program happen, including the $300,000 that was spent just to install new lighting for the soccer fields (the school attempted to raise all of that money via the Annual Fund but only managed to raise about $150,000).
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