College Football: Top 5 FBS Money-Makers for the 2009-10 School Year

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College Football: Top 5 FBS Money-Makers for the 2009-10 School Year
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According to CNNMoney, the top programs in college football just keep getting richer bringing in more than $1 billion in profits during the 2009-10 school year.  Profit for 68 schools was up 11% from the previous year.

The vast majority of the football programs in the power conferences posted profits.  Only one big name school, Wake Forest University, posted a loss.

The average earnings were close to $1 million per game, or $15.8 million for the season.  If anyone ever argues that college football isn't about money then you can legitimately laugh in their face.

Based on these numbers, it's a wonder why the smaller schools like Utah, Boise State, and TCU moved into more powerful conferences when they had the chance (Pac-12, Mountain West, and Big East, respectively).

Is it only a matter of time before consolidation into "super-conferences" takes place?  Will it bring down the NCAA?

Don't be surprised if and when it happens.

Here are the top five programs.

 

James Walker is a National and Syndicated Writer for Bleacher Report.  You can follow him on:

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