IPL: Cricket’s richest league no match to US College Sports!

Indian Premier League: Cricket’s richest league IPL no match to US College Sports! - InsideSport

The Indian Premier League is the richest professional cricket competition in the world. The IPL is the richest professional sporting event in the world. The riches of the IPL “have been drawing the players away from their national duties”.

The IPL over the course of 11 years has enriched cricketers the world over by more than ₹4,284 crore. Two of the 694 contracted players, as per the InsideSport MONEYBALL data, have generated over ₹100 crore each in career IPL revenues. The figures appear phenomenal for cricket the world over.

How rich is the richest cricket competition is the real question in global sports perspective?

Believe it or not! Big Time College Sports in the USA will dwarf the IPL in commercial numbers. The big-time college sports in the US is a big-money business. At least 27 schools in the USA are breaching the psychological $100 million mark in annual revenues.

In all, there are now 27 schools that make at least $100 million (₹650 crore) in annual revenue from their athletic department, according to data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. None of the eight IPL franchisees will come closure. The ₹16,357.5 crore IPL media rights deal notwithstanding.

University of Texas, according to a businessinsider.co report has made more money than any other sports school in the USA.

Insidesport.co brings to its readers Top 10 US Schools which top the charts for college sports annual revenues.

10. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA – $134 million

Revenue details : Donations: $43.1 million; Licensing/Rights fees: $62.2 million; 3-year avg. football revenue: $75.9 million; 3-year avg. men’s basketball revenue: $11.4 million; 3-year avg. women’s basketball revenue: $0.2 million.

9. UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME – $134.2 million

Revenue details : Donations: N/A; Licensing/Rights fees: N/A; 3-year avg. football revenue: $88.4 million; 3-year avg. men’s basketball revenue: $3.4 million; 3-year avg. women’s basketball revenue: $1.4 million.

8. UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE – $135.9 million

Revenue details: Donations: $34.1 million; Licensing/Rights fees: $61.5 million; 3-year avg. football revenue: $90.7 million; 3-year avg. men’s basketball revenue: $17.6 million; 3-year avg. women’s basketball revenue: $5.4 million.

7. AUBURN UNIVERSITY – $1401.1 million

Revenue details: Donations: $35.7 million; Licensing/Rights fees: $54.4 million; 3-year avg. football revenue: $76.3 million; 3-year avg. men’s basketball revenue: $11.0 million; 3-year avg. women’s basketball revenue: $1.8 million.

6. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY – $141.5 million

Revenue details: Donations: $33.5 million; Licensing/Rights fees: $57.1 million; 3-year avg. football revenue: $86.6 million; 3-year avg. men’s basketball revenue: $8.2 million; 3-year avg. women’s basketball revenue: $0.4 million.

5. UNIVERISTY OF MICHIGAN – $146.2 million

Revenue details: Donations: $37.6 million; Licensing/Rights fees: $62.7 million; 3-year avg. football revenue: $92.3 million; 3-year avg. men’s basketball revenue: $14.9 million; 3-year avg. women’s basketball revenue: $0.3 million.

4. UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA – $150.4 million

Revenue details: Donations: $46.6 million; Licensing/Rights fees: $55.1 million; 3-year avg. football revenue: $81.4 million; 3-year avg. men’s basketball revenue: $11.0 million; 3-year avg. women’s basketball revenue: $2.1 million.

3. UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA – $164 million

Revenue details: Donations: $29.7 million; Licensing/Rights fees: $66.3 million; 3-year avg. football revenue: $98.6 million;3-year avg. men’s basketball revenue: $14.0 million; 3-year avg. women’s basketball revenue: $1.0 million.

2. OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY – $169.9 million

Revenue details: Donations: $33.1 million; Licensing/Rights fees: $60.4 million; 3-year avg. football revenue: $78.7 million; 3-year avg. men’s basketball revenue: $21.8 million; 3-year avg. women’s basketball revenue: $1.1 million.

1. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS — $182.1 million

Revenue details: Donations: $42.2 million; Licensing/Rights fees: $75.0 million; 3-year avg. football revenue: $120.5 million; 3-year avg. men’s basketball revenue: $16.5 million; 3-year avg. women’s basketball revenue: $1.8 million.