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Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
LSU Football made $85 million during the 2015-2016 academic year, with a profit of more than $55 million, according to The Advocate.
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Tigers football made $85 million in the 2015-16 academic year, turning a profit of more than $55 million. That’s according to two documents obtained by The Advocate: an audit of the athletic department released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor and an NCAA financial report the school released.

In football, LSU made $3 million more in tickets sales during the 2015 season as it did 2014 because of two games, the audit says: the canceled McNeese State season opener and the relocated South Carolina game.
According to the report, LSU men's basketball made $2.3 million and baseball made $1.5 million. All other sports lost money.

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gerkin86 months
How does beach volleyball make 40k? I didnt know lsu even had beach volleyball
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BayouBengal9986 months
Weren't we earning in the 100mils when we were winning all those games and playing in the big bowls? Thats a pretty big drop off
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shotcaller186 months
And y'all are still poor
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DVinBR86 months
How does golf cost 1 million?
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pellietigersaint86 months
Uclub, travel, away course fees. golf isn't cheap
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Run DMC86 months
Wow. Football has a 65% profit margin. I would take that all day long in any business.
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"That means you can say farewell to college football next fall.”-John Bel Edwards.....riiihhggtt..
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the4thgen86 months
While Edwards comment was dumb, his comment had nothing to do with cashflow in the athletic department.
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Deltatiger86 months
how is revenue from the SEC distributed in these figures? Or is it?
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pellietigersaint86 months
pump some money back into mens hoops you dumb arse buffoons. It generates revenue and that place will be packed with a quality product. short sighted on LSU's part. but yeah, lets pay out the arse for Caldwell. that is surely a return on investment
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GeologyGrad8886 months
As long as we have a dumb arse buffoon for a coach, nobody is going to watch that shite show.
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pellietigersaint86 months
look here you nerdy geologist. It doesnt matter if people watch. The Basketball TV money is already allocated. By putting money back into the program I meant shelling out for a real coach.
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Hester Carries86 months
Im interested if facility maintenance/rent/depreciation is charged to the team. If not this "profit" is largely bullshite and basically the result of a subsidy.
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Mike da Tigah86 months
If this were truly a business, some 80 percent of these sports would be eliminated entirely.
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BlackPot86 months
Holy crap LSU has some money pits.
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jeff589186 months
Money pits that help reduce taxes
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Laman197886 months
That many programs losing money is normal. LSU is actually one of the only schools in the entire nation that profits froma third sport. Most schools don't profit from any, some profit only from one (mostly football), and most of the remaining have two that net a profit.
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Laman197886 months
That many programs losing money is normal. LSU is actually one of the only schools in the entire nation that profits froma third sport. Most schools don't profit from any, some profit only from one (mostly football), and most of the remaining have two that net a profit.
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Lexman186 months
Separate entity or not. $85 million? Pay the teachers! Isn't it supposed to be student athletes? It should be athlete students. What a travesty!
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Azkiger86 months
The athletic department does (thanks to the profit margin of LSU football), they donate several million each year to the University.
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BobABooey86 months
Time to give the kids a raise!
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burke98586 months
How dafuq can you lose 4 million on women's hoops.
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theBru86 months
I can see baseball tickets going up...
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FournetteForEver786 months
Time to cut womens basketball
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HuRRiCaNe MiLeS86 months
Cancel women's basketball
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Lexman186 months
Yet they can't give the teachers a raise, and the university is going broke? Who's fat pockets is all the money going into?
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jg862386 months
The athletic department is a separate entity from the university
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Sid in Lakeshore86 months
moron.
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Mike da Tigah86 months
Oh too typical...
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DeafVallyBatnR86 months
How in the world does Men's golf lose almost a Million? I can see it losing money but a million
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CHEDBALLZ86 months
Expenses: Coaches Salary Travel Scholarships Equipment Uniforms Income: Sponsorships ???
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CaliTigerHB86 months
I'm surprised baseball only profits 1.5mil
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Laman197886 months
LSU, Texas, and maybe a couple of others are the only schools in the entire nation that profit from baseball. 1.5 is very good for that sport.
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