Tennessee tops SEC football programs in gross revenue, report says


SEC football programs raked in tens of millions of dollars for the fiscal 2016-17 year, with perhaps surprisingly Tennessee leading the way, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Education (via PennLive.com).

Both Tennessee and Alabama cracked the $100 million mark in gross revenues for the fiscal year running July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, showing how the SEC is distancing itself even from college football’s other richest conferences.

Over the same period, PennLive.com noted, four Big Ten schools cracked the $70 million mark in gross revenues, with Michigan at the top at some $90 million. By comparison, eight of 14 SEC schools raked in more than $70 million in gross revenues.

Per Penn Live: “UT’s net take after expenses was a gargantuan $78.1M, largest by far in the league, as it remained the richest member of the richest conference.”

Yet even the contrast between the SEC’s richest and its poorest is stark. Vanderbilt and Mizzou fell under the $30 million mark, according to the figures.

Rank, School   Revenue
1. Tennessee   $110.7M
2. Alabama   $108.1M
3. Georgia   $93.3M
4. Auburn   $91.7M
5. LSU   $86.2M
6. Florida   $82.8M
7. Arkansas   $71.2M
8. Texas A&M   $70.4M
9. Mississippi   $62.7M
10. South Carolina   $60.3M
11. Kentucky   $36.4M
12. Mississippi State      $35.7M
13. Missouri   $29.2M
14. Vanderbilt   $29M



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