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What the bowl Presidents make

On top of the extra practice time for your young guys and the obvious recruiting benefits, one of the other added perks of playing in a bowl game is being able to put some extra coin in your pocket.

A recent investigation by USA Today took a look beyond the teams involved in the bowl games and focused on the compensation of bowl presidents to reveal just how much they're walking away with at the end of the day. Their research found that over the past ten years, their salaries have doubled.

As it currently sits, the Outback Bowl in Tampa is by far the most profitable of all the bowls, making bowl president and CEO Jim McVay $753,946 back in 2010. Even the "second tier" bowls pay their bosses nearly $375,000.

Take a look at the original article and more of their findings here. Some interesting behind the scenes info is included throughout the article.

Interestingly enough, of the 35 bowl games, 26 of them are operated by nonprofit tax-exempt organizations. The chart below details the compensation of the bowl CEO's and where they rank in the big picture.

Bowl

CEO

Compensation

Outback Bowl

Jim McVay

$753,946

Sugar

Paul Hoolahan

$634,586

Chick-fil-A

Gary Stokan

$627,909

Fiesta, Insight

John Junker*

$587,216

Rose

Scott McKibben

$562,149

Cotton

Rick Baker

$502,674

Orange

Eric Poms

$492,535

Alamo

Derrick Fox

$461,248

Gator

Richard Catlett

$398,382

Kraft Fight Hunger

Gary Cavalli

$375,176

Music City

Scott Ramsey

$310,715

Capital One, Champ Sports

Steve Hogan

$295,298

Holiday, Poinsettia

Bruce Binkowski

$283,095

Belk

Will Webb**

$198,622

Sun

Bernie Olivas

$170,423

Military

Stephen Beck

$156,471

Independence

Missy Setters

$116,362

Chart via USA Today