Possible bowl game payouts for the Flashes

Matt North

As the Flashes football team awaits its first bowl invitation in 40 years, here’s a look at what they can expect to make in sponsorship payouts from each of their likely bowl destinations:

GoDaddy.com Bowl

Jan. 6, 2013 – Mobile, Alabama

Est. payout per team: $750,000

Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl

Dec. 26, 2012 – Detroit, Michigan

Est. payout per team: $750,000

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Dec. 15, 2012 – Boise, Idaho

Est. payout per team: $325,000

Had the Flashes defeated Northern Illinois and won the Mid-American Conference championship, they would have likely been staring at a much larger payout for playing in a BCS Bowl:

Orange Bowl

Jan. 1, 2013 – Miami, Florida

Est. payout per team: $17 million

Source: Based on 2011-2012 figures from the Football Bowl Association.

Darrell Hazell

Head Coach Darrell Hazell has earned several bonuses this year because of the team’s performance. Here’s a look at what the second-year head coach has earned, and what he lost Friday night.


$10,000 — Bowl appearance

$5,000 — MAC Coach of the Year

$5,000 — MAC East Division Championship

Just missed

$10,000 — MAC Championship

Still up for grabs

$15,000 — Bowl game victory

Contact Matt North at [email protected].