Daily Domer Staff | Dec. 18 | from Forbes Magazine
Notre Dame is second in the 2013 listing of most valuable college football programs published by Forbes. The Fighting Irish are valued at $117 million, behind only the Longhorns of the University of Texas, "providing support to academic programming that’s unmatched by any team in college football."
Chris Smith writes: "Notre Dame is probably the best example of how significant the economic impact can be. The school recently released an economic impact report that details how a typical home football game draws nearly 62,000 visitors and about $9.5 million in direct spending."