Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Florida leads way in donor contributions
By ESPN.com staff
Which donor base in the SEC has the deepest pockets?
Thanks to Kristi Dosh of The Business of College Sports web site, we have our answer.
Florida took in $39,350,660 for the 2009-10 school year, according to Dosh's research. That accounted for 34 percent of Florida's total revenue that year, Dosh reports.
LSU was right behind Florida with $38,255,521 coming in from donors during the 2009-10 school year, which also accounted for 34 percent of LSU's total revenue.
Seven of the 12 SEC athletic departments collected more than $23 million from donors in 2009-10. In addition to Florida and LSU, the other five were Alabama ($33,739,056), Auburn ($29,731,122), Tennessee ($27,936,952), Georgia ($27,354,228) and South Carolina ($23,987,283).