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Ole Miss Sets New Revenue Mark Thanks To Increased Ticket Sales, Licensing Fees

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 27 / 15

Ole Miss' athletics department has "achieved record-high revenue totals over the last two years largely thanks to big spikes in ticket sales and rights/licensing fees," according to Riley Blevins of the Jackson CLARION-LEDGER. Ole Miss "brought in nearly $17.3M in ticket sales last year and "ne...

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