February 11th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

The Southern University athletics program finished the year with a $1.2 million deficit, state Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said in a report released Monday morning. Athletic department revenue totaled $13.4 million compared to expenses of $14.7 million. Football accounted for $3.6 million, Men’s basketball generated $307,865; women’s basketball $76,265 and other sports $135,513, the report said. Coaching salaries, benefits and bonuses totaled $2.4 million, including $892,906 for football. -Will Sentell, the advocate. Read More.

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