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Most Profitable Tournament Teams

By Darren Rovell
Posted 14 March 2010

Which 2010 NCAA men’s basketball tournament team pulls in the most money?

Each year, schools are required to file their profits with the US government as part of their Equity in Athletics requirement, presented here are the most recent information available, from the 2008-09 season. The numbers are based on the school’s own reporting and each school classifies its costs and profits differently.

Duke, for example, reported a $2 million loss for its basketball program last year and so they have not made it onto this list. The Blue Devils did not, in fact, lose money. Duke says that some revenue pulled in was not specifically assigned back to the basketball program, and instead sent to other areas of the school.

So, which NCAA tournament teams are the most profitable? Click ahead to find out!

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