Louisiana State sports programs took in $145.4 million in 2018

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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College athletics grossed $145.4 million in 2018, making it the 15th-highest-grossing college sports program in the United States that year, according to a Center Square analysis of the latest federal data.

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education compiles athletics data annually from thousands of schools receiving federal financial aid. The numbers are available at the department’s Equity in Athletics Data Analysis website.

Altogether, the top 100 athletic programs, consisting of more than 2 million athletes, reported $9.3 billion in revenue in 2018.