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The Cardinals beat out the Duke Blue Devils for the top spot.

The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team has been wrecked with scandal recently, and even had to vacate its most recent title.

The good news for the Cardinals, however, is they are still the richest men's college basketball program in the country. Based on the most recent data, the Cardinals have the highest revenue of any program in the country, and it is not even that close.

But Louisville isn't the only scandal-ridden program raking in the money.

The Arizona Wildcats are also near the top. Their head coach, Sean Miller, was reportedly caught on an FBI wire tap discussing the $100,000 payment to secure the commitment from a top recruit.

Below is a closer look at the 25 richest programs in college basketball. Data comes courtesy of the Department of Education and USA Today.

25. University of Dayton — $14,031,059

3-year average men's basketball revenue: $13,171,557

1-year change: +4.1%

5-year change: +30.2%

Total athlete department donations: Not available

Athletics licensing/rights fees: Not available

2016 expenses: $1,861,323

2016 profit: $12,169,736



24. University of Minnesota — $14,172,048

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $13,216,981

1-year change: +12.6%

5-year change: -12.3%

Total athlete department donations: $15,250,676

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $51,849,920

2016 expenses: $2,048,303

2016 profit: $12,123,745



23. University of Florida — $14,200,425

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $12,632,784

1-year change: +6.8%

5-year change: +39.4%

Total athlete department donations: $43,146,263

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $62,151,216

2016 expenses: $1,917,690

2016 profit: $12,282,735



22. Northwestern University — $14,581,162

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $14,591,646

1-year change: +3.1%

5-year change: +24.3%

Total athlete department donations: Not available

Athletics licensing/rights fees: Not available

2016 expenses: $1,816,709

2016 profit: $12,764,453



21. North Carolina State University — $14,611,434

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $13,916,407

1-year change: +7.2%

5-year change: +14.5%

Total athlete department donations: $15,119,174

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $37,032,338

2016 expenses: $1,487,112

2016 profit: $13,124,322



20. University of Alabama — $15,003,656

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $14,076,857

1-year change: +3.9%

5-year change: +27.5%

Total athlete department donations: $29,651,491

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $66,253,910

2016 expenses: $1,831,200

2016 profit: $13,172,456



19. University of Illinois — $15,827,099

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $16,774,156

1-year change: -5.1%

5-year change: -0.1%

Total athlete department donations: $28,531,388

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $44,433,775

2016 expenses: $1,308,101

2016 profit: $14,518,998



18. University of Arkansas — $16,332,876

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $16,230,356

1-year change: 1.8%

5-year change: -1.8%

Total athlete department donations: $25,860,510

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $58,473,384

2016 expenses: $2,286,322

2016 profit: $14,046,554



17. University of Michigan — $16,913,194

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $15,960,646

1-year change: +0.8%

5-year change: 71.2%

Total athlete department donations: $37,581,954

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $62,697,349

2016 expenses: $1,658,202

2016 profit: $15,254,992



16. Michigan State University — $17,548,611

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $17,674,958

1-year change: -0.5%

5-year change: -8.7%

Total athlete department donations: $30,441,924

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $53,914,039

2016 expenses: $2,577,865

2016 profit: $14,970,746



15. University of Texas —$17,567,914

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $17,409,933

1-year change: -2.3%

5-year change: -4.9%

Total athlete department donations: $42,159,118

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $75,014,854

2016 expenses: $2,993,873

2016 profit: $14,574,041



14. Georgetown University — $17,702,377

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $13,134,412

1-year change: 56.1%

5-year change: 76.8%

Total athlete department donations: tk tk tk

Athletics licensing/rights fees: tk tk tk

2016 expenses: $2,559,739

2016 profit: $15,142,638



13. University of Maryland — $17,741,322

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $17,202,172

1-year change: 3.5%

5-year change: 41.6%

Total athlete department donations: $13,676,004

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $46,175,076

2016 expenses: $1,371,837

2016 profit: $16,369,485



12. Ohio State University — $18,250,063

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $20,727,836

1-year change: -8.2%

5-year change: -3.3%

Total athlete department donations: $33,138,103

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $60,429,212

2016 expenses: $1,835,458

2016 profit: $16,414,605



11. University of Kansas —$18,266,319

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $18,476,162

1-year change: 1.4%

5-year change: 11.1%

Total athlete department donations: $24,020,732

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $44,238,082

2016 expenses: $2,149,420

2016 profit: $16,116,899



10. University of Tennessee — $18,322,729

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $17,948,638

1-year change: -1.5%

5-year change: 26.2%

Total athlete department donations: $34,082,765

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $61,453,383

2016 expenses: $1,404,533

2016 profit: $16,918,196



9. Marquette University — $19,327,629

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $17,656,689

1-year change: 5.6%

5-year change: 34.3%

Total athlete department donations: tk tk tk

Athletics licensing/rights fees: tk tk tk

2016 expenses: $4,368,873

2016 profit: $14,958,756



8. University of North Carolina — $21,408,475

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $21,174,115

1-year change: 0.3%

5-year change: -10.8%

Total athlete department donations: $22,926,465

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $33,669,653

2016 expenses: $1,895,969

2016 profit: $19,512,506



7. University of Wisconsin — $23,168,473

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $2,383,494

1-year change: 1.6%

5-year change: 35.1%

Total athlete department donations: $21,499,693

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $59,086,137

2016 expenses: $2,383,494

2016 profit: $20,784,979



6. University of Arizona — $23,434,825

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $21,460,877

1-year change: 7.9%

5-year change: 15.2%

Total athlete department donations: $18,904,155

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $38,271,043

2016 expenses: $3,091,204

2016 profit: $20,343,621



5. Indiana University — $24,560,829

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $23,890,290

1-year change: 6.3%

5-year change: 36.9%

Total athlete department donations: $20,467,570

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $49,690,229

2016 expenses: $2,485,006

2016 profit: $22,075,823



4. University of Kentucky — $27,965,227

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $26,629,669

1-year change: 2.7%

5-year change: 29.5%

Total athlete department donations: $25,039,404

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $65,400,012

2016 expenses: $2,798,158

2016 profit: $25,167,069



3. Syracuse University — $29,322,084

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $28,521,803

1-year change: 9.0%

5-year change: 13.3%

Total athlete department donations: $ million

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $ million

2016 expenses: $2,110,527

2016 profit: $27,211,557



2. Duke University — $34,398,285

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $33,067,995

1-year change: 10.8%

5-year change: 34.0%

Total athlete department donations: $ million

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $ million

2016 expenses: $3,142,715

2016 profit: $31,255,570



1. University of Louisville —$43,960,492

3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $45,143,036

1-year change: -3.7%

5-year change: 3.6%

Total athlete department donations: $30,391,706

Athletics licensing/rights fees: $38,148,302

2016 expenses: $2,289,807

2016 profit: $41,670,685



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