Big Ten schools are once again cashing some nice paychecks this year, although the total income from revenue splits took a little bit of a dip now that Nebraska is eligible for a full conference payout. According to a report by the St. Louis Dispatch, each Big Ten school will be receiving $25.7 million, with $7.6 million coming from Big Ten Network revenue.
According to the report, the total income of $25.7 million per school is up from $24.6 million last year, but the Big Ten Network split has dropped from $8.1 million to $7.6 million. It will be interesting to see how these numbers will differ once Rutgers and Maryland join the conference in 2014. The Terps and Scarlet Knights will not be eligible for full payout shares immediately, but it should be expected that the total conference payout should rise. The question is what happens with the Big Ten Network payout. I would guess it increases, at least marginally.
Penn State is still eligible to receive this incoming revenue despite serving NCAA sanctions. The Big Ten will continue to without bowl share payouts for the duration of the sanctions issued by the NCAA to comply with Big Ten guidelines.
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