and pretty soon you’re talking about real TV money.
… When it comes to money, the report makes clear that Missouri is hopeful for a much bigger payday in the SEC.
The report suggests Missouri could earn $17.16 million in Big 12 TV money in fiscal year 2012, compared to $19.25 million from an SEC deal.
It also envisions a far bigger “per member share potential” should a larger SEC – with millions of more eyeballs in Texas and the Midwest – renegotiate its top-tier TV rights — up to $12 million more per year. [Emphasis added.]
Holy Mother of Crap – that’s over $30 million dollars a year per school. Just for top-tier TV rights.
Anybody who thinks the conference intends to stay at thirteen for any appreciable length of time is delusional.