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Maryland listed as nation’s 13th-most valuable college basketball program

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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.

In other news

Maryland wrestling coach Kerry McCoy is stepping down after this season. McCoy had been in College Park for 11 seasons, seeing success while in the ACC but struggling mightily since moving the Big Ten, winning just one conference dual meet in five years.

Women’s lacrosse plays a top-10 opponent today, hosting No. 6 Penn at 5 p.m. ET.

Goalie Megan Taylor just won Defensive Player of the Week for the second straight week and 10th time in her career.

On the men’s side, Jared Bernhardt made the USILA Team of the Week after a five-goal, three-assist performance against Albany.

The Big Ten men’s basketball tournament starts today! Here’s Lila on the chaotic season it’s been, and what upsets we could see this week.

On the 150th Testudo Times podcast, we broke down Maryland’s regular season and what to expect in the conference tournament.

The Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga openly muses about Maryland basketball in the Big Ten, and whether it still has a championship ceiling.

And this Diamondback feature on Maryland track’s Kameron Jones is from a couple days ago, but it’s definitely worth a read.