Maryland placed 13th on Forbes’ list of the most valuable programs in college basketball, released Tuesday.
The ranking was determined by three-year average revenues from the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. Revenues and expenses were determined by annual filings made by athletic departments. In that three-year window, Maryland pulled in an average of $23.5 million, with an average profit of $12.9 million.
The Terps are the sixth-highest Big Ten team on the list, with Indiana ($35.5 million per year) leading the conference and coming in at No. 3 overall. Ohio State is sixth, with Illinois at No. 9, Wisconsin at No. 10 and Michigan State at No. 12. Michigan is just behind the Terps at No. 15.
Louisville has the nation’s highest average revenue over the last three seasons, pulling in $52 million per year. Only Kentucky ($49.4 million) even comes close. Indiana, Duke and Kansas round out the top five.
While Maryland’s distributions were not included in the report, the primary revenue channels for the 20 teams listed were television contracts (33.7 percent), ticket sales (29.5 percent) and alumni contributions (21.6 percent). The years included represent Maryland’s first three Big Ten seasons, in which the school did not receive a full share of conference revenue.
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