Some of the costs are with the number of sports the departments are supporting:
UCONN: 22 sports
Cincy: 17 sports
Wichita State: 13 sports (no football)
Houston: 14 sports
Navy: 30 sports
ECU: 19 sports
USF: 17 sports
UCF: 16 sports
UCONN is basically spending like a large state University, but doesn’t have the fanbase to match the revenue needed. This is basically why they added football, but they need around 50K tickets sold to match what they are spending. It also doesn’t help that their men’s basketball team tanked under Ollie.
More than likely, they will probably have to cut some sports if they look to reduce costs.