University of Nebraska - Lincoln

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Sports Information

$130,313,578 Total Revenue
$118,228,324 Total Expenses
20 Head Coaches

Before making a decision to attend University of Nebraska - Lincoln, student athletes should take a look at the information presented here on the sports team they are interested in as well as the general athletics program.

The University of Nebraska - Lincoln Athletics Program

What Division Is UNL In?

UNL is in the Big Ten Conference conference and faces off against other NCAA Division I-FBS schools.

A total number of 845 student athletes participate in varsity sports at the school, 442 of whom are male and 403 are female. Sports-related tudent aid is available at UNL and the average award is around $14,974 per athlete. Breaking it down by gender, the average amount of sports aid awarded to men is $15,186 and the average awarded to women is $14,742.

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln Coaches

The sports at UNL are led by 20 head coaches, 8 of whom coach male teams and 12 of whom spearhead women’s teams. The head coaches of men’s teams make about $1,135,514 on average, and the yearly average salary of women’s team head coaches is $255,528.

The head coaches of UNL sports are supported by 23 assistant coaches of women’s teams and 26 assistant coaches of men’s teams. The annual average salary for those who coach women’s teams is $88,797 and the average for those who coach men’s is $262,119. Note, the individual salary of coaches is often dependent on the team they coach.

Did the UNL Athletics Program Make Money?

In terms of financials, UNL collected $130,313,578 in revenue and paid out $118,228,324 in expenses. In other words, the sports department made a profit of $12,085,254. That’s a whole lot better than taking a loss!

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The net profit or loss can vary with each sport. For example, sports like basketball and football are often moneymakers for a school while other sports could be operating at a deficit. The chart below compares the amount of money made (or lost) for each of the men’s sports offered at UNL.

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Likewise, money made for women’s athletics can vary quite a bit by sport. Here’s what the comparison looks like for women’s sports at UNL.

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A Note About UNL Sports Rankings

Along with the other data we present for each sport below, we also include the sport’s ranking on our Best Schools for the Sport list when applicable. College Factual’s sports rankings are a little different than the other ones you’ll find on the Internet, since our analyses take both athletics and academics into account. We believe it’s important to get a great education, whether you participate in sports or not.

UNL Men’s Baseball

$-1,361,548 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The head coach and 3 assistant coaches train and lead the 36 players of the UNL men’s baseball team. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 989 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education. UNL landed the #35 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball out of the 271 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis. This ranking makes the school sit in the top 15% in the nation.

On the money side of things, the UNL baseball program brought home $1,548,120 in revenue and paid out $2,909,668 in total expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-1,361,548.

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UNL Women’s Basketball

$-2,746,378 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The UNL women’s basketball team is made up of 37 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. With an excellent academic progress rate of 990, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously. Our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball ranking placed UNL# 176 out of the 324 schools in its division.

The UNL women’s basketball program paid out $4,210,011 in expenses while making $1,463,633 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-2,746,378.

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UNL Women’s Bowling

$-937,993 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 12-member women’s bowling team at UNL is kept in shape by one head coach and one assistant coach. In addition to their atletic activities, teammates perform great in the classroom as evidenced by the team’s perfect academic progress rate of 1000. Our Best Colleges for Women’s Bowling] ranking placed UNL# 2 out of the 6 schools in its division.

In terms of financials, the UNL bowling program paid out $1,005,143 in expenses and made $67,150 in total revenue. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-937,993.

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UNL Men’s Football

$59,761,297 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

There are 158 players on the UNL men’s football team, and they are led by one head coach and 14 assistant coaches. With an excellent academic progress rate of 974, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously. UNL landed the #22 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I (FBS) Men’s Football out of the 124 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

The UNL football program paid out $34,574,999 in expenses while making $94,336,296 in total revenue. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $59,761,297 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.

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UNL Golf

UNL Men’s Golf

$-793,596 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
12 Team Members

The 12 players of the UNL men’s golf team are led by a head coach and an assistant coach. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 981 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education.

The men’s golf program at UNL made $83,032 in revenue and spent $876,628 in expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-793,596.

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UNL Women’s Golf

$-669,981 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
11 Team Members

There are 11 players on the UNL women’s golf team, and they are led by one head coach and one assistant coach. With an excellent academic progress rate of 992, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously.

The UNL women’s golf program paid out $730,434 in expenses while making $60,453 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-669,981.

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UNL Gymnastics

UNL Men’s Gymnastics

$-942,350 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 20 members of the UNL men’s gymnastics team are led by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 993 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education. UNL was given a rank of 7 out of the 8 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Men’s Gymnastics report.

The UNL men’s gymnastics program paid out $1,063,226 in expenses while making $120,876 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-942,350 to be exact.

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UNL Women’s Gymnastics

$-1,461,260 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 18 members on the UNL women’s gymnastics team, and they are led by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. The team members do well in the classroom, too, as seen by the team’s perfect academic progress rate of 1000. UNL landed the #15 spot in our Best Colleges for Women’s Gymnastics out of the 20 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

The women’s gymnastics program at UNL made $191,172 in revenue and spent $1,652,432 in expenses. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-1,461,260.

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UNL Soccer

UNL Women’s Soccer

$-2,025,545 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 35-player women’s soccer team at UNL is kept in shape by one head coach and 3 assistant coaches. With an excellent academic progress rate of 995, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Soccer analysis, UNL ranked #84 out of 306 colleges and universities.

The women’s soccer program at UNL made $142,256 in revenue and spent $2,167,801 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-2,025,545 to be exact.

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UNL Women’s Softball

$-1,849,264 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The head coach and 3 assistant coaches train and lead the 22 players of the UNL women’s softball team. Teammates care for more than softball, too. Their great academic progress rate of 997 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well. UNL was given a rank of 106 out of the 273 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Softball report.

On the money side of things, the UNL women’s softball program brought home $154,953 in revenue and paid out $2,004,217 in total expenses. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-1,849,264.

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UNL Swimming & Diving

UNL Women’s Swimming & Diving

$-1,596,724 Net Profit/Loss
48 Team Members

The UNL women’s swimming and diving team is made up of 48 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches.

In terms of financials, the UNL women’s swimming and diving program paid out $1,710,745 in expenses and made $114,021 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-1,596,724 to be exact.

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UNL Tennis

UNL Men’s Tennis

$-860,815 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
11 Team Members

The 11-player men’s tennis team at UNL is kept in shape by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. With an excellent academic progress rate of 985, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously.

In terms of financials, the UNL men’s tennis program paid out $905,560 in expenses and made $44,745 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-860,815 to be exact.

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UNL Women’s Tennis

$-799,322 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
12 Team Members

The UNL women’s tennis team is made up of 12 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and an assistant coach. Teammates care for more than tennis, too. Their great academic progress rate of 1000 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well.

UNL brought in $84,865 in revenue from its women’s tennis program while paying out $884,187 in expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-799,322.

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UNL Track & Field (Combined)

UNL Men’s Track & Field (Combined)

$-2,892,603 Net Profit/Loss
153 Team Members

The head coach and 8 assistant coaches train and lead the 153 players of the UNL men’s track and field team.

The team placed #15 in our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Outdoor Track and Field ranking

In terms of financials, the UNL men’s track and field program paid out $3,195,682 in expenses and made $303,079 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-2,892,603 to be exact.

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UNL Women’s Track & Field (Combined)

$-3,314,429 Net Profit/Loss
163 Team Members

The UNL women’s track and field team is made up of 163 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 8 assistant coaches.

UNL brought in $304,672 in revenue from its women’s track and field program while paying out $3,619,101 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-3,314,429 to be exact.

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UNL Volleyball

UNL Women’s Volleyball

$174,104 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The UNL women’s volleyball team is made up of 18 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. Teammates care for more than volleyball, too. Their great academic progress rate of 989 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Volleyball analysis, UNL ranked #4 out of 307 colleges and universities. This puts it among the top 1% in the country!

In terms of financials, the UNL women’s volleyball program paid out $3,932,573 in expenses and made $4,106,677 in total revenue. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $174,104 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.

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UNL Men’s Wrestling

$-1,592,431 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The 36 players of the UNL men’s wrestling team are led by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. In addition to spending time on the field, teammates score well in the classroom, too. As a whole, the team has a super academic progress rate of 979. UNL was given a rank of 6 out of the 16 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Wrestling report.

In terms of financials, the UNL wrestling program paid out $1,782,089 in expenses and made $189,658 in total revenue. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-1,592,431.

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Notes & References

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