The Big Ten continues to be a revenue leader among the nation’s conferences.
According to a report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, each Big Ten school will receive $25.7 million this year from the conference. The Big Ten Network will contribute $7.6 million of that figure. Big Ten schools also received $10.9 million apiece from the conference’s television deal with ABC and ESPN. The Post-Dispatch cites figures obtained by the University of Illinois.
Last year, league schools each received a payout of $24.6 million, with $8.1 million coming from the Big Ten Network.
The share from the BTN increased every year through 2012. This year’s projection would mark a decrease. Why? It’s because of additional revenue going to Nebraska after its second year of membership.
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