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Report: Oregon Ducks Raised $53.7 Million in Athletics Donations in 2015

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Oregon ranks second nationally in sports fundraising.

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The Oregon Ducks continue to rank among the nation's best when it comes to donations made to the athletics department.

According to a report from the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Ducks brought in $53.7 million last year, second nationally. Combining nearly 400 colleges surveyed, the total amount was $1.2 billion. More than half of that total came from just the top 20 programs.

Here's a breakdown of the top 10, led by Texas A&M:

Texas A&M University          $66,987,139
University of Oregon            $53,698,089
University of Michigan          $51,717,862
University of Texas at Austin $42,234,883
Texas Christian University   $38,319,614
Kansas State University      $34,369,836
Auburn University                $31,739,556
University of Washington     $30,730,210
University of Notre Dame    $30,461,237
University of Kansas           $28,934,681

The Aggies have been aggressively raising money for renovations to Kyle Field. Meanwhile, Oregon has launched a $2 billion campus-wide campaign, including $400 million for athletics. So far, the fundraising effort appears to be going pretty well.