From 2015 through 2016, the University of Georgia landed the No. 15 spot in total revenue spent on athletics and No. 16 in sports expenses among public universities, according to a report by USA Today.
The Bulldogs spent $116 million on athletics and totaled $123 million in revenue from sports, according to USA Today.
USA Today reported that on average public universities that increased spending on athletics in 2015-2016 spent 8.8 percent more on financial aid and five percent less for coaches salaries. Spending also decreased in team travel, game day operations, equipment and uniforms in 2015-2016.
The public university that spent the most on athletics from 2015-2016 was the University of Texas which totaled $188 million in revenue. Ohio State and Michigan ranked second and third respectively in expenses. Texas A&M landed the top spot in the most revenue among public universities from 2015-2016 with $194 million.
The full list of revenues and expenses for public universities can be found on USA Today’s website.