Revenue from University Athletics (Division 1)
With all the talk regarding conference realignment I thought I’d throw a few facts into the mix. I know, why mess up a perfectly good argument with facts. Below is a list I pulled from the Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool from the Office of Post Secondary Education. These are 2009 revenue numbers from all sports by university. It is easy to see why Texas is not so willing to share when they generate nearly 50% more than the second highest school in the Big 12, which is Oklahoma.
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Numbers are from 2009, the last year available.