USA Today released its figures for college finances today, the annual rankings of every team's revenues and expenses. We already covered Mizzou's totals back in January. Revenues were down about $800K to $106,610,244. Expenses were also down about $800K to $108,398,447.
Mizzou's revenue figure ranked No. 13 out of 13 SEC public schools (Vanderbilt does not submit its figures), while MU's expenses ranked No. 12 out of 13 public schools, ahead of only Mississippi State.
Nationally, MU's revenues ranked No. 37 - in the same ballpark as Maryland, Mississippi, UCLA, North Carolina, Rutgers and Arizona. MU's expenses ranked No. 35, similar to Kansas, Maryland, Cal, Rutgers and Purdue.
For perspective, the top revenue producer in the SEC was Texas A&M at $212,748,202 - nearly double Mizzou's revenue. And the top spender in the SEC was Alabama at $185,317,681 - 40 percent more than Mizzou's revenue.
Yes, Mizzou is in the same league as these schools but not even in the same neighborhood when it comes to finances.
Texas A&M made $49 million in ticket sales and $85 million in contributions ... compared to Mizzou's $16 million and $27 million.