UGA among top public universities in athletics revenue, expenses

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.

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