Originally Posted by Mr. Plow
I was legitimately curious where the money came from - I believed it was donors, but wasn't sure.
That's a bit of a shell game then, isn't it? He can say it comes from "the TV revenue..." but the TV revenue is going to form the bulk of the Athletic Department's budget, no? So it's absolutely akin to saying it will come out of the AD budget (though I guess he could consider it coming out of the 'expanded' AD budget).
It's a creative answer, but perhaps not one I'd be excited about.