Texas A&M & Missouri Hit Financial 'Home Run' With Move To SEC

By: SEC Associate Director Chuck Dunlap/KBTX Sports
By: SEC Associate Director Chuck Dunlap/KBTX Sports

ATLANTA, Georgia -- The Southeastern Conference will distribute approximately $289.4 million to the 14 league institutions in the revenue sharing plan for the 2012-13 fiscal year, which ends Aug. 31, 2013, according to league commissioner Mike Slive.

The $289.4 million is the highest total ever distributed in SEC history.

The revenue sharing plans include money generated by football television, bowls, the SEC Football Championship, basketball television, the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, NCAA Championships and supplemental distribution.

The average amount to be distributed to each school is $20.7 million.

Not included in the $289.4 million was $14.1 million retained by the institutions participating in bowls and $980,000 divided among all 14 institutions by the NCAA for academic enhancement.

Revenues derived by the institutions from its local media packages are not included in the total amount.

Other yearly money distributions, since 1980, are as follows: 1980 ($4.1 million); 1981 ($5.57 million); 1982 ($7.24 million); 1983 ($9.53 million); 1984 ($18.4 million); 1985 ($9.34 million); 1986 ($13.1 million); 1987 ($13.56 million); 1988 ($14.34 million); 1989 ($13.85 million); 1990 ($16.3 million); 1991 ($20.6 million); 1992 ($27.7 million); 1993 ($34.34 million); 1994 ($34.36 million); 1995 ($40.3 million); 1996 ($45.5 million); 1997 ($58.9 million); 1998 ($61.2 million); 1999 ($68.5 million); 2000 ($73.2 million); 2001 ($78.1 million); 2002 ($95.7 million); 2003 ($101.9 million); 2004 ($108.8 million); 2005 ($110.7 million); 2006 ($116.1 million); 2007 ($122.0 million); 2008 ($127.6 million); 2009 ($132.5 million); 2010 ($209.0 million); 2011 ($219.9 million); 2012 ($244.0 million); 2013 ($289.4 million).

Here is a breakdown of the Big 12's revenue distribution retrieved from Google.

Big 12 Conference annual revenue distribution
Year Total distributed Annual Increase Per-school average
1997 $53.6 million – $4.5 million
1998 $58 million 8.2% $4.8 million
1999 $64 million 10.3% $5.3 million
2000 $72 million 12.5% $6.0 million
2001 $78 million 8.3% $6.5 million
2002 $83.5 million 7.1% $7.0 million
2003 $89 million 6.6% $7.4 million
2004 $101 million 13.5% $8.4 million
2005 $105.6 million 4.6% $8.8 million
2006 $103.1 million −2.4% $8.6 million
2007 $106 million 2.8% $8.8 million
2008 $113.5 million 7.1% $9.5 million
2009 $130 million 14.5% $10.8 million
2010 $139 million 6.9% $11.6 million
2011 $145 million 4.3% $12.1 million
2012 $187 million 29.0% $18.7 million
Total $1.628 billion – $139 million
Average $101.8 million – $8.7 million
Source: Big 12 Conference[98]
a Twelve Big 12 members received disbursements each year from 1997-2011; ten each year afterwards. Individual schools' disbursement varied according to bylaw rules and entrance or withdrawal agreements.


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