The Nebraska Cornhuskers aren’t a cheap program to feed.
The Associated Press published a fascinating piece about how inflation and rising costs are causing strain on athletic budgets, and it turns out Nebraska is writing some huge checks to make sure the school’s athletes are fed.
It will cost roughly $3.8 million to feed Nebraska athletes this school year. That includes buying 2,200 pounds of beef every single month.
Nebraska spent $3.2 million on feeding athletes last season. That means food costs for the Cornhuskers are up more than 18%.
Even before inflation hammered prices, Nebraska was spending a stunning amount of money feeding the team. Now, the number is jarringly high.
While most of this money is probably directed to the football team, there are still a ton of other athletes in a variety of sports in Lincoln. They all need to be fed, and thanks to inflation, the program is spending nearly $4 million a year.
The university could buy a new mansion every single year with how much money is being spent to keep the Nebraska Cornhuskers fed and full.
Below is the most expensive house on the market in Lincoln. You could buy two of them every single year for how much money is being spent on the beef heavy diets for athletes.