Big bucks as Fighting Irish square up to Navy

Many Irish people will have heard of Notre Dame , the Indiana college gridiron team that styles itself the Fighting Irish.

26th March, 2011

Many Irish people will have heard of Notre Dame , the Indiana college gridiron team that styles itself the Fighting Irish.

But few will know that it makes a larger profit - over $40 million - than football clubs such as Manchester United, Liverpool or Real Madrid, almost every year.

The professional US sports market is considerably more lucrative than the European sports market. But the nonprofessional college sports market, considered almost irrelevant in Europe, is also...

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