College sports means big-time money for many of the top schools. Texas A&M recently topped the list of the schools that make the most money off of college sports, taking in more than $190 million annually.
The chart below shows how much money the average Division 1-A school makes in various sports. To nobody’s surprise, football is the sport that is most responsible for that revenue. For example, at the University of Texas, of their $184 in athletic department revenue, the football team is directly responsible for $121 million.
However, the gap between football and the rest of the sports is jarring. While the average school generates nearly $30 million in football revenue, the next 25 sports combined (min. 10 schools with that sport) generate less than $25 million combined.
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