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    Top 50 Most Profitable FBS Programs

    Data from last year, so slightly outdated, but saw this from a friend and thought a few things stuck out. ISU football barely made the top 50, which wasn't all that surprising, but I was surprised to see a handful of basketball programs above ISU's football team. Also, I found it hard to believe that Kansas B-ball and K-state football (which I remember was talked about here before as being one of the more profitable programs in the country) were not on the list. Makes me wonder how legitimate this data actually is, but interesting nonetheless.

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    Re: Top 50 Most Profitable FBS Programs

    Quote Originally Posted by BCoffClone125 View Post
    Data from last year, so slightly outdated, but saw this from a friend and thought a few things stuck out. ISU football barely made the top 50, which wasn't all that surprising, but I was surprised to see a handful of basketball programs above ISU's football team. Also, I found it hard to believe that Kansas B-ball and K-state football (which I remember was talked about here before as being one of the more profitable programs in the country) were not on the list. Makes me wonder how legitimate this data actually is, but interesting nonetheless.

    Top 50 Most Profitable FBS Programs
    University of Oregon #48, that's pretty surprising.



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    Re: Top 50 Most Profitable FBS Programs

    And some people in the state of Iowa STILL think KF makes too much money.

    I've always said that he's actually underpaid for what he brings in... and this bears that out.

    Surprising that Louisville was the highest profited MBB team. And surprised Oregon football was so low... given that they are basically owned by Nike.



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    Re: Top 50 Most Profitable FBS Programs

    Quote Originally Posted by BCoffClone125 View Post
    Data from last year, so slightly outdated, but saw this from a friend and thought a few things stuck out. ISU football barely made the top 50, which wasn't all that surprising, but I was surprised to see a handful of basketball programs above ISU's football team. Also, I found it hard to believe that Kansas B-ball and K-state football (which I remember was talked about here before as being one of the more profitable programs in the country) were not on the list. Makes me wonder how legitimate this data actually is, but interesting nonetheless.

    Top 50 Most Profitable FBS Programs

    Honestly, profit margin means pretty little. Revenue is the key indicator.



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    Re: Top 50 Most Profitable FBS Programs

    Quote Originally Posted by royhobbs09 View Post
    Honestly, profit margin means pretty little. Revenue is the key indicator.

    I disagree. If a program doesn't make a profit, especially if it's football, then it probably isn't worth having other than tradition, community pride, etc.



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    Re: Top 50 Most Profitable FBS Programs

    It's not like these are public company with audited financials. There is no reporting standard so these numbers aren't all that instructive.


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    Re: Top 50 Most Profitable FBS Programs

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    And some people in the state of Iowa STILL think KF makes too much money.

    I've always said that he's actually underpaid for what he brings in... and this bears that out.

    Surprising that Louisville was the highest profited MBB team. And surprised Oregon football was so low... given that they are basically owned by Nike.
    Why would you be surprised by that? All it reflects is how much money they make from "profit based" sources--not how much money and material Nike pours into the program. Check out their stadium size sometime.




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    Re: Top 50 Most Profitable FBS Programs

    Kentucky Football?



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    Re: Top 50 Most Profitable FBS Programs

    Minny basketball over our football program for profit?



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    Re: Top 50 Most Profitable FBS Programs

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    And some people in the state of Iowa STILL think KF makes too much money.

    I've always said that he's actually underpaid for what he brings in... and this bears that out.

    Surprising that Louisville was the highest profited MBB team. And surprised Oregon football was so low... given that they are basically owned by Nike.
    With Iowa's fan base, they'd bring in lots of money with a decent team. Ferentz is doing it with a couple of magical seasons and a bunch of mediocre ones. With the schedule they've played, there are a lot of coaches that could have had as much success as he has.



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    Re: Top 50 Most Profitable FBS Programs

    I'm guessing one of the things that affects us is the fairly low ticket pricing. We have the $125 end zone season ticket, $99 hillside ticket, Cy's-Pack, mini-packs, $10 special promotions. A lot of schools probably don't discount that many tickets.



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    Re: Top 50 Most Profitable FBS Programs

    Looking at this list. I also wonder how or what they consider revenue. It makes me wonder if all donoations are applied to football, regardless if donors purchase tickets to other teams. If you think about it, Texas has an AD budget at 130 million, at about 95 million, i would think a lot of that Revenue is coming from donoations to the AD for people who purchase football tickets. I consider donoations as being applied to the whole AD, not just for one program.



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    Re: Top 50 Most Profitable FBS Programs

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneSOULja View Post
    I disagree. If a program doesn't make a profit, especially if it's football, then it probably isn't worth having other than tradition, community pride, etc.
    You'd have to look at multiple years. So much of these items are skewed. One school could have kicked off a project, paid for a project in full or had a huge donation one year.



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    Re: Top 50 Most Profitable FBS Programs

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    And some people in the state of Iowa STILL think KF makes too much money.

    I've always said that he's actually underpaid for what he brings in... and this bears that out.
    Indeed. FreeRentz is frugal, and channels everything into the FB program for maximum profitability

    Putting his own kid in Section 8 housing bears that out



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    Re: Top 50 Most Profitable FBS Programs

    Quote Originally Posted by royhobbs09 View Post
    Honestly, profit margin means pretty little. Revenue is the key indicator.

    Actually, I don't even trust the revenue numbers. The schools do lots of different things with their accounting to come up with the numbers in this article. And this makes comparisons almost worthless.



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