SEC DIsbursements

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 3, 2008

SEC disburses $127.2 million

The Southeastern Conference will distribute approximately $127.2 million to the 12 league institutions in the revenue sharing plan for the 2007-2008 fiscal year, which ends Aug. 31, 2008, according to league commissioner Mike Slive.

The $127.2 million is the highest total ever distributed in SEC history and represents a 4.3 percent increase from the $122.0 million distributed to the schools in 2006-2007.

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.    

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Broken down by categories and rounded off, the $127.2 million was derived from $50.6 million from football television, $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.

The average amount distributed to each school was $10.6 million.    

Not included in the $127.2 million was $11.6 million retained by the institutions participating in bowls and $720,000 divided among all 12 institutions by the NCAA for academic enhancement.
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 ($122.0 million) and 2008 ($127.2 million).