The SEC in FY16 blew everyone away.
Fiscal year 2016 school distributions
SEC: $40.5 million
Big Ten: $34.8 million
Pac-12: $28.7 million
Big 12: $28.45 million
Fiscal year 2015 school distributions
SEC: $32.7 million
Big Ten: $32.4 million
Pac-12: $25.1 million
Big 12: 23.4 million
SOME GOOD NEWS for the Pac-12: it increased its distribution to schools by 14.3 percent (70.5 percent of revenues). The payouts, per Wilner:
Arizona State: $28,675,727
Oregon State: $28,648,362
Washington State: $28,616,518
THE PAC-12 NETWORKS reported $128 million in income, a 10 percent year-over-year increase. But the network's expenses aren't detailed. It has been earlier estimated the Pac-12 Network provides $1.5 million a year to each school, compared to $7.5 million per school by the SEC Network and (at least) $10 million per by the Big Ten Network.
THE PAC-12's total revenue increased to $488 million in FY16, from $439 million in FY15. The jump was largely due to a $15 million bump in media rights and a $27 million increase in bowl revenue (first year of combined CFP and Rose Bowl payouts).
Expenses, which include the payouts, were $481 million.
COMMISSIONER LARRY SCOTT earned $4.2 million in total pay in 2015 (calendar year), USA Today reported Scott received $2.65 million in base compensation, a $1.3 million bonus and just over $155,000 in other reportable compensation. Scott remains the highest-paid commissioner. The Pac-12 presidents and chancellors earlier this year extended his agreement through June 2022.
"Meanwhile, outgoing Pac-12 Networks president Lydia Murphy-Stephans — she is stepping down next month — took home a cool $1.3 million. As usual, there were a half-dozen or so extremely well-compensated (i.e., $500,000+) senior-level leaders. This, of course, is not a new issue. If you’ve been outraged by Pac-12 salaries in the past, rage on — nothing has changed," writes Wilner.
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