Big 12 schools received $19 million apiece
The Big 12 set a conference record with each school receiving $19 million in revenue from the 2011 season.
It was announced on Friday that each member of the Big 12 conference received $19 million in revenue from the 2011 season.
President Hargis announced #Big12 will distribute $19 million per institution, which is an all-time high.— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) June 1, 2012
Now, this doesn't put the Big 12 on par with the Big Ten, which distributed nearly $25 million per school for the 2011 season, but it does put them in the same tax bracket as the SEC, which gave its schools $20.1 million apiece this year. The SEC's number is sure to rise as the conference renegotiates its television deal, and the Big 12 will also fall short of what Pac-12 schools will get thanks to the television deal there.
Still, considering what the Big 12 has lost in recent years as far as schools are concerned, this financial windfall surely soothes the sting.
It also proves once again that the children of America should stay in school with the goal of one day becoming their own college football conference.
There are all sorts of drafts out there and these are my favorites
It's time to say goodbye to so many great players
What colleges and conferences had the most first-round picks in the 2017 NFL Draft?
Myles Garrett and Leonard Fournette were top-rated prospects coming out of high school
Ohio State and Washington will play in Seattle in 2024 and Columbus in 2025
Kirk Merritt claims 'jock itch' was the reason he exposed himself to two tutors