Johnny Football isn't just helping Texas A&M University on the football field.
The resurgence of Aggies football helped Texas A&M raise a record $740 million in donations during the past year.
The fundraising haul exceeds the university's previous high mark by nearly 70 percent. It also dwarfed the more than $400 million raised by rival University of Texas during the same period.
Ann E. Kaplan, director of the Voluntary Support of Education survey, told the Chronicle of Higher Education that since 2001 the most money raised by a public university—cash in hand—was $595-million by the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2005. http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/college-sports/texas-aggies/20130916-football-effect-texas-am-raises-record-740-million-almost-doubles-longhorns.ece