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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Universities Weighing Impact of Football on Finances

“It is a commonly held myth that the so-called ‘revenue-generating sports’ of football and men’s basketball make a profit …­ Though some sports generate revenue, very few … generate profit.” In fact, of the 128 Division I football programs, only seven finish debt-free year after year.