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Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 7:05 pm  |  5 responses

Duke Spends Most Money on Basketball in D1

by David Cassilo / @dcassilo

A recent report by Business Insider says Duke spends $13.8 million on its basketball team, the most in Division I basketball. The Blue Devils spend about $500,000 more than the second highest school, Louisville.

While Duke spends the most money, the runner-ups bring in the highest total. Louisville’s revenue is at $40.9 million, about $12.9 million more than any other school. Part of that revenue is the direct result of the opening of the team’s new arena, the KFC Yum! Center, in 2010.

The top five in expenses are Duke, Louisville, Kentucky, Marquette and Arkansas.

Spending money, though, doesn’t guarantee success. Of the top 20 teams in expenses, 12 are unranked, and one, Tennessee, has a losing record.

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  • Dungeon Family

    Hmmmmmm…………….interesting!

    Paying Off them uncle toms to come play for them

  • J.C.

    KFC Yum! Center. Hahaha oh god, my sides…

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Who was the last decent player from Arkansas? Joe Johnson?

  • GanjahLuv

    Arkansas has had some good players, just not good teams.

  • cbb_fanatic

    Is this suppose to be breaking news??? LOL. They have stadiums over in China so I think we can pretty much figure it out. They’re a rich, Ivy-League school. I wonder how much they spend to have all their games broadcasted on television?

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