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Forbes: Louisville Most Valuable College Basketball Team

Forbes: Louisville Most Valuable College Basketball Team


The Louisville Cardinals are not only the top overall seed in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, they are also college basketball’s most valuable team. 

According to a Forbes report, Louisville’s basketball program is worth an estimated $38.5 million.

As for annual profits, a 2011 study by Breitbart Sports Editor John Pudner showed that Louisville was not only the most profitable basketball program ($14,727,889), but more profitable than all but 18 football programs.

Here are the five most valuable college basketball franchises for 2013 according to Forbes:

1. Louisville – $38.5 million 

2 Kansas –  $32.9 million

3. North Carolina – $32.8 million

4. Kentucky – $32.1 million

5. Ohio State – $23.1 million.

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