Here are revenue and spending figures from 2016 related to OSU’s two biggest sports money-makers and even more eye-popping numbers reported by other institutions:
Total athletics revenue: $169.9 million, second in the nation behind University of Texas' $182.1 million.
Athletic expenses: $151.86 million, second behind University of Texas' $155.28 million.
Football revenue: $86.65 million, ninth in nation. University of Texas brought in the most with $127.47 million.
Football expenses: $37.38 million, sixth in nation. University of Alabama spent the most, $56.21 million.
Men's basketball revenue: $19.87 million, ninth in nation. University of Louisville topped all universities, pulling in $45.63 to nearest competitor, Duke, which brought in $31.03 million.
Men's basketball expenses: $9.14 million, 23rd in nation. The University of Kentucky and University of Louisville spent the most, $18.91 million and $17.9 million respectively.