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Ari Chi3fs
03-21-2012, 08:23 PM
http://businessofcollegesports.com/2012/03/21/top-50-highest-athletics-department-revenues/

This week, BusinessofCollegeSports.com has shown you the revenues, expenses and net income (profit) of athletics departments in the BCS AQ conferences. To conclude this series, BusinessofCollegeSports.com will rank the top-5o athletics departments with the highest revenues, expenses and net income (profits). First up is athletics department revenues.

The data was obtained from the Department of Education and is from 2010-11. While this data is not perfect, it is the only data publicly available for both public and private institutions.


School Athletic Department Revenue Conference
Texas----- $150,295,932.00 Big 12
Ohio State $131,815,819.00 Big Ten
Alabama-- $123,910,432.00 SEC
Florida----- $123,008,257.00 SEC
Michigan-- $122,486,490.00 Big Ten
Penn State $116,118,026.00 Big Ten
LSU-------- $106,421,671.00 SEC
Oklahoma $104,338,843.00 Big 12
Auburn---- $103,982,441.00 SEC
Tennessee $102,495,204.00 SEC
Notre Dame $94,507,919.00 Big East
Wisconsin $93,594,766.00 Big Ten
Iowa------- $92,903,555.00 Big Ten
Georgia---- $92,341,067.00 SEC
Arkansas--- $91,768,113.00 SEC
Louisville-- $87,736,320.00 Big East
Florida St-- $86,946,503.00 ACC
Oregon----- $85,740,068.00 Pac-12
Kentucky--- $84,878,315.00 SEC
S Carolina- $83,704,667.00 SEC
Nebraska-- $83,679,756.00 Big Ten
Stanford--- $81,125,476.00 Pac-12
Michigan St $80,963,182.00 Big Ten
Minnesota- $78,924,683.00 Big Ten
Virginia---- $78,439,006.00 ACC
USC-------- $75,707,273.00 Pac-12
Texas A&M $74,944,301.00 Big 12
UNC-------- $71,369,784.00 ACC
Washington $70,231,336.00 Pac-12
Indiana---- $70,172,641.00 Big Ten
Ok State--- $70,123,206.00 Big 12
Kansas----- $70,028,683.00 Big 12
Kansas St- $68,875,266.00 Big 12
Duke------- $67,986,188.00 ACC
Purdue----- $66,066,303.00 Big Ten
UCLA------- $66,003,893.00 Pac-12
California-- $65,006,338.00 Pac-12
Boston Col $64,078,272.00 ACC
UConn----- $63,043,322.00 Big East
Clemson--- $61,174,977.00 ACC
Virginia Tech $61,077,122.00 ACC
Colorado--- $60,923,253.00 Pac-12
Miami------ $60,325,003.00 ACC
Baylor------ $59,859,235.00 Big 12
Mizzou----- $59,005,954.00 Big 12
Arizona---- $58,274,431.00 Pac-12
WVU------- $58,003,719.00 Big East
Maryland--- $57,765,018.00 ACC
Illinois----- $57,539,367.00 Big Ten
Northwestern $56,214,293.00 Big Ten


Several things stand out in this list. First, every Big Ten team made the list. This is notable, as the SEC is typically viewed as the “power conference” when it comes to all things finance. The SEC had a great showing in the top-50, but only nine of its twelve athletics departments made the list. The conference with the least athletics departments on the list was the Big East, which only placed four of its members on the list.

The chart below depicts how many places each conference held in the list.



Conference # of Athletics Departments on List % of Conference
ACC 9 75%
Big 12 8 80%
Big East 4 25%
Big Ten 12 100%
Pac-12 8 67%
SEC 9 75%

notorious
03-21-2012, 08:25 PM
Wow, just wow.

Molitoth
03-21-2012, 08:25 PM
K-State is very surprisingly high on that list.

Hoover
03-21-2012, 08:29 PM
Look at the Big Ten, wow. Surprised to see Iowa that high considering our BB program is still recovering.

Cash
03-21-2012, 08:30 PM
Defiantly did not expect to see Alabama so high or Colorado so 'low'. I'm assuming Duke and Maryland are allocating the majority of the funds to basketball. Do they have any other sports that do anything notable?

notorious
03-21-2012, 08:31 PM
K-State is very surprisingly high on that list.

This.


I am pretty impressed.

Hoover
03-21-2012, 08:34 PM
bottom two

kchero
03-21-2012, 08:36 PM
bottom two

Thanks

RJ
03-21-2012, 08:37 PM
Defiantly did not expect to see Alabama so high or Colorado so 'low'. I'm assuming Duke and Maryland are allocating the majority of the funds to basketball. Do they have any other sports that do anything notable?


Lacrosse?

Shaid
03-21-2012, 08:37 PM
Defiantly did not expect to see Alabama so high or Colorado so 'low'. I'm assuming Duke and Maryland are allocating the majority of the funds to basketball. Do they have any other sports that do anything notable?

The Duke Lacrosse team did something "notable". :D

Shaid
03-21-2012, 08:37 PM
Lacrosse?

Bastard!

kchero
03-21-2012, 08:39 PM
I am surprised by Mizzou's # I figured it may be a bit higher. Definately impressed with Kstate's #. It is strange that northwest spent only 3 million less than the tigers.

Valiant
03-21-2012, 08:41 PM
That is sad, there should be no reason that Missouri is not around 90million..

Fritz88
03-21-2012, 08:42 PM
wouirlkasdf wopsalkj fljdsf /Saul Good.

L.A. Chieffan
03-21-2012, 08:53 PM
The new collective bargaining agreement will force those top schools to cut programs or pay the luxury tax.

WV
03-21-2012, 09:01 PM
Hoping WVU's goes up now that they are in the Texas 12.

Lzen
03-21-2012, 09:30 PM
wouirlkasdf wopsalkj fljdsf /Saul Good.

:LOL:

DaKCMan AP
03-21-2012, 09:32 PM
True, all Big 10 teams made the list. Impressive.

True, 9/12 SEC teams made the list. Not bad.

Those 9 SEC teams that made the list... they're all in the top-20. Ridiculous.

Saulbadguy
03-21-2012, 09:32 PM
Means nothing.

LiveSteam
03-21-2012, 10:39 PM
Botarded

Shox
03-22-2012, 08:17 AM
Pretty good business model. Huge top line revenue and workers cost vitually nothing. And college athletics is not about big business.

chiefzilla1501
03-22-2012, 08:39 AM
Look at the Big Ten, wow. Surprised to see Iowa that high considering our BB program is still recovering.

I think the Big 10 Network has a lot to do with that. That's my guess, at least.

Pasta Giant Meatball
03-22-2012, 10:12 AM
But, but, but what about the endowments!!!!

DaKCMan AP
03-22-2012, 11:04 AM
Pretty good business model. Huge top line revenue and workers cost vitually nothing. And college athletics is not about big business.

Right, because coaches, trainers, equipment, facilities, etc. cost nothing. Revenue and profit are not the same thing. The profit margin most of the university's athletic programs make is not that impressive. If you eliminated the programs that big time athletics are subsidizing then the profits would look better.

Old Dog
03-22-2012, 11:09 AM
But, but, but what about the endowments!!!!

Your parents are probably to blame for you not being well endowed. It's not our fault.

Stewie
03-22-2012, 11:45 AM
Too bad more Oklahoma State old boosters didn't kick the bucket. They would have skyrocketed up that list!

vailpass
03-22-2012, 11:58 AM
B1G has the most well-rounded athletic programs of any conference.

Graystoke
03-22-2012, 12:12 PM
Look at the Big Ten, wow. Surprised to see Iowa that high considering our BB program is still recovering.

Recovering from what? They have sucked since Tom Davis left years ago.

DaKCMan AP
03-22-2012, 12:53 PM
B1G has the most well-rounded athletic programs of any conference.

Eh, not sure I agree with that statement.

Some of the PAC-10 schools are extremely well rounded. The Pac-10 generally dominates women's softball and volleyball.

The SEC schools also do well in many sports. Florida, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt all were CWS semi-finals last year. Florida, Bama, Georgia, and Tennessee all have excellent women's softball teams. Florida often dominates in track & golf.

Stanford consistently finishes at or near the top in the Director's Cup. In fact, if you look at the DC final standings Stanford is usually first with a good mix of SEC/Big XII/Big Ten/ACC teams in the top-10.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NACDA_Directors'_Cup#Past_winners_and_leaders_for_the_current_year

vailpass
03-22-2012, 12:54 PM
Recovering from what? They have sucked since Tom Davis left years ago.

Hey! George Raveling wore a sweatsuit. During games.
That is all.

Graystoke
03-22-2012, 12:56 PM
Hey! George Raveling wore a sweatsuit. During games.
That is all.

George could recruit!

vailpass
03-22-2012, 12:58 PM
Eh, not sure I agree with that statement.

Some of the PAC-10 schools are extremely well rounded. The Pac-10 generally dominates women's softball and volleyball.

The SEC schools also do well in many sports. Florida, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt all were CWS semi-finals last year. Florida, Bama, Georgia, and Tennessee all have excellent women's softball teams. Florida often dominates in track & golf.

Stanford consistently finishes at or near the top in the Director's Cup. In fact, if you look at the DC final standings Stanford is usually first with a good mix of SEC/Big XII/Big Ten/ACC teams in the top-10.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NACDA_Directors'_Cup#Past_winners_and_leaders_for_the_current_year

Why did I know you were going to tell us that, in fact, it is the SEC?:D
My point wasn't based on win-loss record of each program rather on the depth and breadth of the program and it's offerings.
And on the comparative odds of being mistaken for a cast member from Deliverance during a phone conversation.

vailpass
03-22-2012, 12:59 PM
The only thing George could do was recruit!

100% agreed. I hope you don't mind that I took the liberty of amending your post just a bit.

Graystoke
03-22-2012, 01:00 PM
100% agreed. I hope you don't mind that I took the liberty of amending your post just a bit.

It was the correct thing to do.

ChiefsCountry
03-23-2012, 01:11 AM
If the SEC were to go to 16, look at Florida State and Louisville and the money they have. Other than they already in states that are already in the conference that's the downside.
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Pasta Giant Meatball
03-23-2012, 07:29 AM
Your parents are probably to blame for you not being well endowed. It's not our fault.

ROCK HARD CHICKEN CAWK!!

Chocolate Hog
03-23-2012, 07:49 AM
Pretty good for a JR member eh Saul?

Chocolate Hog
03-23-2012, 07:50 AM
Stop being cheap and get Jamie Dixon to Lincoln Tom.

Garcia Bronco
03-23-2012, 08:30 AM
The Big Ten teams all seat like 100 k.