LSU is the seventh largest athletic department in the country

LSU is the seventh largest athletic department in the country

(WVUE) - According to data published by USA Today, LSU is the seventh largest athletic department in the country. The Tigers took in $138.6 million during the 2014-15 calendar year.

Texas A&M was the largest athletic department with $192.6 million. LSU is the fourth biggest athletic department in the SEC.

Here are your top 20 largest athletic programs in the country for 2014-15.

1. Texas A&M $192.6 million SEC

2. Texas $183.5 million Big 12

3. Ohio State $167.2 million Big Ten

4. Michigan $152.5 million Big Ten

5. Alabama $148.9 million SEC

6. Florida $147.1 million SEC

7. LSU $138.6 million SEC

8. Oklahoma $134.3 million Big 12

9. Tennessee $126.6 million SEC

10. Penn State $125.7 million Big Ten

11. Auburn $124.7 million SEC

12. Wisconsin $123.8 million Big Ten

13. Florida State $120.8 million ACC

14. Kentucky $116.5 million SEC

15. Georgia $116.2 million SEC

16. Arkansas $114.2 million SEC

17. South Carolina $113.2 million SEC

18. Minnesota $111.2 million Big Ten

19. Michigan State $108.7 million Big Ten

20. Iowa $106 million Big Ten

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