SEC Schools Split Record $220 Million

The Southeastern Conference will distribute approximately $220 million to the 12 league institutions in the revenue sharing plan for the 2010-11 fiscal year, which ends August 31, 2011, according to league commissioner Mike Slive.



The $220.0 million is the highest total ever distributed in SEC history and represents a 5.3 percent increase from the $209 million distributed to the schools in 2009-2010.

Alabama probably did not receive the highest share because the Tide did not play in a BCS bowl game and did not play in the NCAA basketball tournament, but Bama television appearances were on the high side.

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

Broken down by categories and rounded off, the $220 million was derived from $113 million from football television, $31.3 million from bowls, $15.3 million from the SEC Football Championship, $31.1 million from basketball television, $5 million from the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament and $24.3 million from NCAA Championships.

The average amount distributed to each school was $18.3 million.

Not included in the $220.0 million was $14.2 million retained by the institutions participating in bowls and $780,000 divided among all 12 institutions by the NCAA for academic enhancement.

Revenues derived by the institutions from its local media packages as well as from other conference initiatives 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 million); 2008 ($127.6 million); 2009 ($132.5 million); 2010 ($209 million) and 2011 ($220 million).

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