Big-Time Athletics Spending Growth Outpaces Revenue Growth

April 18, 2016

Conference realignments and mammoth television deals have been portrayed as ways for universities to pay for major athletic programs. But an analysis released by USA Today Sunday afternoon shows that revenue gains are outpaced by increased spending. During 2015, total revenue for the 50 public universities in the Power Five conferences increased by $304 million. But the analysis found that spending increased by $332 million.

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