LSU athletic department's $138 million in revenue last year 7th most in nation, USA Today says _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU's Mike the Tiger mascot and the Golden Band from Tigerland are used to NRG Stadium in Houston.

LSU’s athletic department made more than $138 million in revenue last year, the seventh-most nationally and fourth-most in the Southeastern Conference, according to USA Today.

The program reeled in $138,642,237 in revenue for 2014-15, the site reported, while spending $121,947,775 – a profit of nearly $17 million.

Among those in the top-10 for revenue, LSU made the third-most profit, trailing Texas A&M ($83.29 M) and Florida (21.72 M). LSU made a profit of $16.69 million, just eclipsing Alabama’s $16.55 million. A&M’s figure is inflated because of donations for the school’s football stadium renovation, according to USA Today.

In 2013-14, LSU ranked sixth nationally in revenue. The department brought in more than $133 million and made a profit of about $11 million.

Top-10 In 2014-15 Revenue
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