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College Athletic Departments: The Business Behind It All

Article By on 12th November, 2009

... losing money, about football and Men's basketball teams having to support the "non-revenue" sports and failing. 

According to NCAA President Myles Brand, colleges and universities paid about 3.6 billion dollars to support their teams last year.  With the vast majority of collegiate athletic departments being subsidized by their respective university, we often overlook the handful that are breaking even, if not creating mass amounts of revenue.

According to the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act documents filed by each school to the U.S. Department of Education, the top five grossing collegiate athletic departments are as follows:

1. The University of Texas- $120 million (72.9 of which was football revenue)

2. Ohio S...

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