Study: IU basketball nation’s fourth most valuable program

  • 04/01/2016 3:40 pm in

The Wall Street Journal on Thursday published an annual study conducted by Ryan Brewer, an¬†assistant professor of finance at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, which ranks the nation’s college basketball programs by their¬†estimated value.

Indiana falls at No. 4 in the rankings with a projected value of $243.8 million, behind Louisville, Kansas and Kentucky.

In last year’s rankings, Indiana came in at No. 8 with a valuation of $199 million.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Brewer factors in expenses, revenue, cash-flow, risk assessments and growth projections in order to determine what a program would be worth on the market if it could be sold like a professional team.

Here’s how the other Big Ten programs came in on the list:

5. Ohio State – $240.4 million
8. Wisconsin – $206.9 million
12. Michigan State – $126.6 million
13. Maryland – $123.9 million
14. Purdue – $109.6 million
15. Illinois – $109.1 million
16. Minnesota – $99.7 million
21. Michigan – $82.1 million
23. Northwestern – $81.5 million
30. Penn State – $68.7 million
32. Iowa – $62.9 million
53. Nebraska – $41.3 million
83. Rutgers – $25.9 million

The full study is available here.

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