August 15th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

The University of Georgia athletic department ranks among the healthiest in the nation, according to a recently released USA Today financial report from the 2018 fiscal year. Georgia ranked sixth in the nation in total revenue ($176,699,893) while reflecting $133,941,585 in “total expenses.” However, quick math and some misleading terminology could lead to a misperception UGA stowed away more than $40 million in surplus. Bulldogs athletic director Greg McGarity explained how the category the USA Today refers to as “total expenses” does not include money paid out for construction on the Sanford Stadium West End Zone project along with other sports facilities upgrades. McGarity said the USA Today chart also does not include the $4.5 million donation the athletic department gave back to the University of Georgia. -Mike Griffith, WGAU. Read More.

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