Big Ten passes SEC in total revenue by $132 million in 2017-18



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According to USA Today, the conference raked in a revenue of $759 million during the 2018 fiscal year, up 45 percent from the $512.9 million from the previous season. Twelve of the 14 member institutions will take home a paycheck of a little over $54 million, with Rutgers and Maryland receiving a smaller share due to their transition to the conference in 2014.
The massive dollar figure tops the SEC's 2017-18 fiscal revenue by a whopping $131.9 million. The SEC announced in February that it brought in $627.1 million, and doled out just over $43.1 million per school.
 
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I saw this posted on a Rutgers board. Not sure of the source, but it looks accurate:

Rutgers distributions from Big Ten:
2015 $8,645,986
2016 $9,043,606
2017 $9,442,178
2018 $23,841,721 ($9,841,721 + $14,000,000 loan)
2019 $26,242,246 ($10,242,246 + $13,000,000 loan + $3,000,000 advance)
2020 $28,643,801 [FY 2020 starts on July 1, 2019]
2021 $43,705,600
2022 $46,029,566
2023 $48,941,204
2024 $50,970,215
2025 $53,055,193
2026 $56,178,379
2027 $65,238,659 [First year of full share; all loans and advances paid off]
2028 $67,195,819
2029 $69,211,694
 
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Interesting that they are forecasting revues out to 2029 when their TV contract expires in 2023.

Seems like some big assumptions being made
 
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The B1G should have given Rutgers a 200 Year Transition Plan to full payout. By that time they might actually be able to contribute on a conference court or field in something.
 
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The Big Ten's transition plans always guarantee that the newly added school never receives less money than they received in their previous conference, and each new school has had different arrangements because of that. Maryland has been paid more by the Big Ten than Rutgers during the transition because Maryland made more money in the ACC than Rutgers made in the Big East/AAC. Maryland and Rutgers have each taken out loans from the Big Ten that will be paid back later during this transition phase, while Nebraska was financially strong enough to never need a loan from the conference during its transitional phase.

So let's say in theory that the Big Ten added Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and UConn. Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas make way more in the Big 12 than UConn makes in the AAC, so it is safe to assume that UConn would be paid much less during their "buy in" period in the Big Ten than the other schools. But after that buy in period, all schools would be paid equally.
 

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