Have you ever wondered how much money college football programs are spending on food?

Have you ever wondered how much money college football programs are spending on food?

There’s junk food and then there’s junk science.

There seems to be plenty of both in the latest college football article published in Forbes Magazine.

The highly respected financial publication used public records filed by universities to determine how much each major college football program spends on feeding their athletes.

The runaway winner for most money spent went to the University of Arkansas, which reported spending $3.5 million per year in 2016 and 2017. That’s three times as much as Ohio State, Michigan, Iowa and Texas A&M, which rounded out the top five.

Auburn came in at No. 14, while Alabama and South Alabama did not make the top 25.

Iowa, according to the story, fed its football players 1.5 million cherries over the two-year period. The Hawkeyes also provided 2,100 pounds of beef jerky and 6,800 gallons of milk.

It’s a fun story, but there’s no way to know if the information is complete. But if Arkansas players really are eating three times as much as their counterparts from every other school then maybe it’s the Razorbacks who need to junk their nutritional plan.

For Threaded Fasteners, I’m Randy Kennedy with Nuts and Bolts of the Game.

Randy Kennedy