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Forbes projected that the Big 12 will generate $262 million of revenue in the 2012-13 financial year, the fifth-most among NCAA conferences but the highest per member.
The Big 10 topped the list at $310 million but Big 12 schools will bring in $26.2 million this financial year, according to Forbes’ projections, the highest mark of any conference.
The Pac-12 ($303 million) and the ACC ($293 million), 12-team leagues like the Big 10, followed the Big 10 while the SEC ($293 million), winners of seven straight football national titles, checked in at fourth.
The Big 12 brought in $200 million during the first year of a 13-year agreement with Fox and ESPN, but the Forbes figures don’t take into account third-tier television rights, which include the Longhorn Network and Kansas’ Jayhawk Network. LHN will generate $300 million of revenue for Texas over 20 years while Jayhawk Network made Kansas $6.5 million last year, according to the Kansas City Star.
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
FYI, the biggest reason why the SEC has dropped is because it doesn't have its own network yet. The announcement of its creation for the 2014 season is expected very soon.
Chris - I guess we took the SEC network slow, considering we already have access to 95% of football games thru the ESPN deal.
But what does the Network add from a revenue standpoint...roughly?
I think early expectations are +10 mil per school
Wow....so that's in addition to the ESPN deal obviously. Doesn't that put the SEC way ahead of the other conferences and schools (barring Texas)?
Actually...would that be in addition to the ESPN contract, or would that contract go down? $140M seems like A LOT to televise bad games and other sports.
So maybe it will only take Tennessee 20 years to get back into the black. Since it's Tennessee I find that hilarious.
The ACC has more revenue
Well, it's at least ten, possibly more. But there will also be extra revenue from playoffs.
The #1 thing by far that I want out of the SEC Network is to get the basketball games and 11 AM football games off of the local channels. I remember the Alabama/Auburn basketball game last year looked horrendous because it was a standard definition only broadcast. Those should be a thing of the past by now. Hoping to see conference basketball games on the SEC Network channel and not on channel 23 or 68.
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