NIU makes $50,000 profit from Humanitarian Bowl

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Northern Illinois University athletic director Jeff Compher says the school made a profit of just more than $50,000 from its Humanitarian Bowl victory.

Compher tells The Daily Chronicle he could hardly believe it when the expenses were totaled and he saw the school's profit. He said the Huskies had budgeted for a $250,000 loss. That's after the school saw a combined $425,000 deficit from two previous bowl games.

Compher says the money will be put into a general athletic account. He says it gives the school a jump-start for a possible bowl trip this fall.

Total expenses for the bowl trip were nearly $425,000, which was less than NIU's $475,000 allowance. The allowance was negotiated with the Mid-American Conference and the Humanitarian Bowl officials.

The Huskies defeated Fresno State 40-17.

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