I recently wrote a piece for Smarty Cents about the finances of college football programs – where does the money come from (other than television), where does it go and who makes the most?
For the next 10 business days, I’m going to break down the Top 10 most profitable (with nonprofits it’s technically net revenue, not profit, but that doesn’t roll off the tongue) college football programs from 2012-2013.
|Compensation and Benefits Provided by a Third Party (car stipend, country club membership, entertainment allowance, clothing allowance, speaking fees, housing allowance, compensation from camps, radio/tv income, and shoe and apparel income)||$0.00|
|Indirect Institutional Support (the value of facilities and services provided by the university and not charged to athletics)||$0.00|
|Direct Institutional Support (institutional resources provided for athletics and unrestricted funds allocated to athletics by the university)||$0.00|
|NCAA and Conference Distributions (revenue from March Madness, conference television and sponsorship deals, etc.)||$15,296,660.00|
|Broadcast, Television, Radio and Internet Rights (those not covered by conference-wide contracts)||$0.00|
|Program Sales, Concessions, Novelty Sales and Parking||$1,520,342.00|
|Royalties, Licensing, Advertisements and Sponsorships||$25,934,289.00|
|Endowment and Investment Income||$652,874.00|
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