SEC Making Record Money Distribution

Destin, Fla.--The Southeastern Conference announced on Friday at its annual league meetings that conference members will receive approximately $127 million in revenue sharing for the 2007-2008 academic year.

That works out to an average of $10.6 million for each of the league's 12 members.

The total is a record amount for the league and 4.3 percent higher than last year, SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said.

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

A breakdown of the revenue shows that $50.6 million comes from football television rights, $25.3 million from bowls, $13.7 million from the SEC Football Championship, $13.0 million from basketball television, $2.8 million from the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament and $21.8 million from NCAA Championships.

Not included in the $127.2 million was $11.6 million retained by the colleges participating in bowls and $720,000 divided among all 12 institutions by the NCAA for academic enhancement.

The following is the amount of money revenue shared by league members dating to the 1980s: 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 ($122.0 million) and 2008 ($127.2 million).


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