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How many University of Arkansas employees are on the athletics department payroll? What is the overall department's budget? How many employees just serve the football program? Who are they, what are they paid, and what do they do?

The University of Arkansas Athletics Department has 216 full-time employees and a total 2011-2012 budget of $68,957,442. Football alone generated $61,131,707 in revenue for 2010-2011, followed by men's basketball at $14,608,513. The university spent a total of $89,238,005 on athletics last year, which was offset by $91,766,113 in athletics revenue.

The 2012 Razorback football budget is $16,450,449. Last year, the program budgeted $15,194,341 and spent $24,059,193, due to the expense of competing in the Sugar Bowl, increased costs related to transitioning to a new apparel agreement with Nike, increased salaries and benefits and increased costs related to summer school and out-of-state financial aid. Sixteen full-time employees serve the football program. This list includes three administrative assistants (all women, with salaries ranging from $26,353 to $31,558) and nine assistant coaches (all men, with salaries ranging from $425,000 to $200,000), as well as three different directors (men, with salaries in the $100,000 range).

John L. Smith, the new Razorback head coach, will be compensated $825,000 over the course of 10 months. This is further broken down in the chart below.

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