What if the West Virginia University Mountaineers could be bought and sold like a professional sports team? One study crunched the numbers and it may surprise you.
According to the study,WVU Football is worth nearly $82 million.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the annual study done by a professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus ranks West Virginia’s football program the 64th most valuable in the nation.
The study “analyzed each program’s revenues and expenses… to calculate what a college team would be worth on the open market, if it could be bought and sold like a professional franchise.”
The most valuable program in the nation? Ohio State is worth a cool $946 million.