LSU football dominates athletic revenue
The numbers are staggering, but they aren’t surprising.
According to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger, for the 2014-15 academic year, LSU football reported a revenue of about $57.3 million. Meanwhile, men’s basketball made a profit but only about $1.9 million.
Women’s basketball lost about $3.5M, and all other sports were $15.1M in the negative.
For the year, Tigers athletics — which includes non-program specific sports that lost $28.7M — still made about $12M, thanks to the enormous haul that football raked in.
That overall profit stems from LSU bringing in $138 million in 2014-15 and spending $126 million.
The audit also included details for donations. The football program received $3.6 million, while men’s basketball was next but with only $184,666.
The fiscal year ran from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.