Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Texas A&M tops Forbes' most valuable football programs

Texas A&M tops Forbes' most valuable football programs

That year and this six prior, the Longhorns ranked first.

But just because A&M has knocked off UT from the top spot doesn't mean Bevo is out begging in the streets. OU football averaged $118 million in revenue annually over that three-year period. Texas A&M, Texas and MI haven't appeared in the College Football Playoff since it debuted in 2015.

Forbes says that not only tops the Longhorns; it leaves them in the dust.

Last December, Texas A&M signed Jimbo Fisher away from Florida State with 10-year, $75 million deal.

A&M and UT are far and away the most valuable programs in the country.

Third on the list is MI, followed by Alabama, and Ohio State.

Only one other Big 12 team besides Oklahoma and Texas ranked among the top 25, and it's a bit of a surprise.

From 2014-2016. the Aggies' program brought in $148 million in revenue, with $107 million of it profit.

The jump for the Aggies is due to being third in ticket revenue, and sixth in money from royalties and licensing.

In June 2018, Forbes reported that contributions related to Texas A&M's move to the SEC and contributions for massive renovations and expansion of Kyle Field contributed heavily to its climb up the fiscal ladder.

Of course, neither A&M nor UT have been particularly good lately, combining for 56 wins and 50 losses since 2014. Either way, both programs should continue to make ridiculous bank.

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