Few states are as crazy about sports, especially football, as Texas. Rivalries between college teams are inescapable, with die-hard fans in every generation. 

But maintaining the heated hype behind these teams, as well as the teams themselves, cost a pretty penny.

The Texas Tribune compiled data on the expenses of sports teams for Texas’ eight universities that compete in the top tear for college athletics – the Football Bowl Subdivision.


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Among these eight colleges, more than $526 million was spent on athletics in the 2014-15 school year.

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Of course, football typically creates the most revenue out of any sport, but can also be the biggest resource suck.

Outside of the University of Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech, no other college even breaks even on their football team. All three of these schools are part of the Big 12, which comes with a lucrative TV contract.

In an August 2016 report, Benjamin Wermund and Joseph Duarte wrote about how UH was banking on joining a major conference in order to sustain the school’s athletics spending. In the end, the Big 12 opted not to expand. You can read their full report on HoustonChronicle.com

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Private schools in the FBS – Baylor, TCU, Rice and SMU were not tracked.

Click through above to see which sports make the most money for their colleges, and which teams lose the most money.