February 12th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Middle Tennessee’s athletic department broke even for the 2017-18 fiscal year which ended on June 30, according to information obtained via an open records request by USA TODAY Network — Tennessee. MTSU’s total operating revenue and total operating expenses matched at $35,353,956, up from $34,040,334 in the 2016-17 fiscal year.  It is the third consecutive year the athletic department has broken even.  Football accounted for the most revenue at $10,532,121, about 30 percent of the total revenue for the athletic department. In the 2016-17 fiscal year, the football program brought in $10,923,170. Men’s basketball accounted for $3,498,941 in total revenue, up from $3,229,362 the previous year. Women’s basketball also saw an increase in revenue at $2,406,268 compared to $2,246,497 in 2016-17.  All other sports generated $8,844,165, and $10,072,461 went toward revenue for non-program specific sports. Ticket sales brought in $1,689,824 in revenue, up slightly from last year. Football ticket sales generated the most at just over $1.1 million with men’s basketball generating the second most at just over $380,000. – Luis Torres, dnj – Read More

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