University of Alabama athletics continues to be profitable and football remains the driving force, according to budget documents the school files annually with the NCAA. The school made $15.6 million more than it spent in 2017, according to the document obtained by AL.com through open records requests. The profit was down $3.1 million from last year's $18.7 million. Total revenue was up slightly more than $10 million to $174.3 million. In terms of football, the profit was $45.9 million with total revenue of $108.2 million. With expenses rising last year, the profit was down $1.8 million from the 2016 report filed with the NCAA. The revenue, however, was up from $103.9 million in 2016.