July 21st, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Clemson football is a booming business. As the program stretches its brand from Hilton Head to Honolulu, money flows back to Clemson through several streams. The Greenville News and Anderson Independent Mail reviewed comprehensive annual financial reports the university released publicly for fiscal years 2008 to 2017. Those documents revealed that Clemson generated $53.9 million during the 2017 season. That is a 74 percent increase from 2009, Dabo Swinney’s first full season as head coach. According to figures compiled by USA TODAY Sports, Clemson’s 2017 football revenue was merely $4.7 million less than the entire athletic department revenue for in-state, mid-major Division I schools Coastal Carolina, The Citadel and South Carolina State combined. -Manie Robinson, The Greenville News. Read More.

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