Texas A&M’s football program was named the nation's most lucrative in the nation by Forbes Magazine.

According to Forbes, A&M averaged $148 million revenue per year for the 2014-16 seasons, topping second-place Texas by $15 million. The Aggies' profited $107 million per year, $20 million more than Texas.

The other Top 10 revenue producing schools according to the magazine were Michigan ($127 million), Alabama ($127 million), Ohio State ($120 million), Oklahoma ($118 million), Notre Dame ($112 million), Auburn ($112 million), LSU ($112 million) and Florida ($111 million).

A&M ranked 16th with $71 million the last time Forbes ranked football programs in 2015.

A&M averaged 103,493 fans per home game from 2014-16,

Contributions -- $260 million during the study's time frame -- played a big part in A&M's jump in revenue.  A&M's contributions from 2014-16 nearly doubled Florida's $123 million, which ranked second.

Texas is a strong second in Forbes' list because it ranks in the Top 5 for contributions, ticket sales, endowments, concessions and youth camps.

Texas Tech came in at number 25 on the list at $60-millon.


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