The University of Iowa ranked 18th among all NCAA public-school programs in athletics operating revenue for the fiscal year 2017, according to USA TODAY Sports’ analysis compiled in partnership with Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Iowa’s total revenue was $130,681,467. Its total expenses were $128,669,211, giving it a surplus of $1.81 million.
The revenue ranks fifth in the Big Ten Conference, behind No. 3 Ohio State, No. 4 Michigan, No. 14 Penn State and No. 15 Wisconsin.
Iowa State ranked 50th in total revenue with $82,659,447, the lowest amount of the 10 schools in the Big 12 Conference. Its expenses were $82,565,176.
Northern Iowa was 141st with total revenues of $19,497,119. Its expenses were $18,375,024.
Texas ranked first, with total revenues of $214.8 million.
Not coincidentally, perhaps, it was announced Thursday that the Nov. 17 Iowa State-Texas football game will be televised exclusively by Texas’ Longhorn Network.
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