Alabama’s football program was responsible for approximately 62 percent of the university’s total athletics revenue in 2017.
The athletics department reported $174.3 million in revenue in 2017 and $15.6 million in profit, with the football department accounting for $108.2 million in revenue and $45.9 million in profit.
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Across the entire department, revenue was up by slightly more than $10 million. But as the dollars pour in, the athletes that generate that revenue remain woefully undercompensated.