Missouri’s athletics department reported a 50 percent jump in operating revenue for the 2013 fiscal year, raking in $76.3 million compared to $50.7 million in 2012, according to figures submitted to the NCAA.
Of course, much of that was expected.
The Tigers received only $1.81 million in NCAA and conference revenue in the 2012 fiscal year after leaving the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference.
During its first year in the SEC, Missouri received $21.1 million, which accounts for most — but not all — of the $25.6 million revenue boost.
Tickets sales and contributions spiked in 2013, including an increase of $3.6 million for football ticket sales.
That represents a 22.25 percent jump. The 2013 fiscal year ended June 30, so those sales do not reflect last season, when the Tigers’ football team matched the school record for wins, going 12-2 and winning the SEC East division championship as well as the 2014 Cotton Bowl.
Missouri men’s basketball saw a 6.2-percent increase in ticket revenue from $4.85 million to $5.15 million in 2012-13.
The Tigers’ athletic department reported a $6 million surplus after declaring $70.3 million in operating expenses. It’s the first year since 2009 that Missouri, which reported a $16.3 million deficit in 2012 without its conference revenue, reported an operating surplus.
The graphics below, compiled by The Star through open-records requests, show revenue and expense data for the three major college athletic departments in Missouri and Kansas for the last seven financial years. Mobile users,please click here to view