The 25 schools that make the most money in college sports

It is no secret that big-time college sports is a big-money business, and last year no school made more money from their athletics program than the Nike-driven University of Oregon.

In the most recent fiscal year, the University of Oregon athletics department generated $US196.0 million in revenue, according to data collected from USA Today. Oregon knocks the University of Texas from the top spot, thanks in large part to more than $US120 million in donations to the program from people like Nike CEO and founder Phil Knight who has donated more than $US300 million to the school.

In all, there are now 20 schools that make at least $US100 million in sports, up from 13 a year ago.

Here are the 25 biggest money-makers in college sports and where most of the money comes from, including data from the Department of Education on football and men’s basketball revenue, the two sports that typically generate the most money.

1. University of Oregon -- $196.0 million

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Donations: $US124.9 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US35.6 million

Ticket sales: $US26.6 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US54.0 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US8.7 million

2. University of Texas -- $161.0 million

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Donations: $US37.6 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US60.7 million

Ticket sales: $US53.7 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US108.6 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US16.8 million

3. University of Michigan -- $157.9 million

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Jim Harbaugh is rarely seen without his signature khakis.

Donations: $US35.3 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US55.6 million

Ticket sales: $US53.3 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US86.0 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US12.8 million

4. University of Alabama -- $153.2 million

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Donations: $US32.2 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US52.5 million

Ticket sales: $US37.2 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US88.5 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US12.9 million

5. Ohio State University -- $145.2 million

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Urban Meyer lifts his third championship trophy.

Donations: $US28.2 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US49.9 million

Ticket sales: $US56.0 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US61.7 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US19.7 million

7. University of Oklahoma -- $129.2 million

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Donations: $US33.4 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US46.6 million

Ticket sales: $US36.9 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US66.9 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US8.8 million

8. University of Wisconsin -- $127.9 million

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Donations: $US38.5 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US49.4 million

Ticket sales: $US27.6 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US48.8 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US18.6 million

9. University of Florida -- $124.6 million

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Donations: $US43.0 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US39.4 million

Ticket sales: $US23.0 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US72.7 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US11.4 million

10. Texas A&M University -- $119.5 million

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Donations: $US36.3 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US37.5 million

Ticket sales: $US36.7 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US52.0 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US8.0 million

11. Oklahoma State University -- $117.8 million

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Donations: $US37.0 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US31.9 million

Ticket sales: $US23.8 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US42.9 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US12.6 million

12. Penn State University -- $117.6 million

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Donations: $US24.2 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US37.5 million

Ticket sales: $US38.0 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US64.3 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US10.2 million

13. Auburn University -- $113.7 million

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Donations: $US39.4 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US37.2 million

Ticket sales: $US29.8 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US67.3 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US9.7 million

14. University of Tennessee -- $107.5 million

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Donations: $US26.8 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US41.4 million

Ticket sales: $US32.6 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US59.5 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US15.1 million

15. University of Minnesota -- $106.2 million

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Donations: $US10.3 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US41.1 million

Ticket sales: $US28.5 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US36.3 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US14.5 million

17. Florida State University -- $104.8 million

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Donations: $US22.5 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US40.5 million

Ticket sales: $US25.6 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US45.0 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US9.2 million

18. Michigan State University -- $104.7 million

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Donations: $US29.7 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US41.7 million

Ticket sales: $US24.1 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US50.1 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US18.7 million

20. University of Washington -- $100.3 million

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Donations: $US24.0 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US39.7 million

Ticket sales: $US28.5 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US59.1 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US10.2 million

21. University of Arizona -- $99.9 million

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Donations: $US44.3 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US29.9 million

Ticket sales: $US14.9 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US27.4 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US24.3 million

22. University of South Carolina -- $98.6 million

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Donations: $US30.2 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US31.6 million

Ticket sales: $US21.3 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US51.0 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US7.9 million

23. University of Kansas -- $97.7 million

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Donations: $US29.0 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US36.4 million

Ticket sales: $US20.1 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US19.8 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US17.0 million

24. University of Arkansas -- $96.8 million

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Donations: $US21.3 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US35.7 million

Ticket sales: $US34.3 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US60.9 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US16.0 million

25. University of Kentucky -- $96.7 million

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Donations: $US19.1 million

Licensing/Rights fees: $US40.1 million

Ticket sales: $US32.8 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $US32.5 million

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $US22.8 million

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