Mex-Murican Martian wrote:
Sec03, do you by any chance know how much each Big 12 school will be making in the next school year and if it's the result of a television contract made pre 2011 (before the 4 teams left)
If it was made before then AND each PAC 12 team will make more than the Big 12 teams, then the PAC 12 is in good shape.
The new TV contract with Big 12 had nothing to do with the four schools that left the Big 12. One of Bowlsby first major tasks when he took over the Big 12 was to finalize the new Big 12 TV contact. Part of the contract negotiations most likely required the GOR signed to ensure stability and no other schools were going to leave during this contract period which extends into 2026.
The new TV contract with Fox and ESPN did require the Big 12 to have a minimum of 10 schools to ensure enough inventory was made available for football, otherwise, we may have been looking at he new Big 12 with only eight members.
According to the latest update by Bowlsby on conference revenue projections, each Big 12 school will be making over 30 million per year when during the final years of the current contact.
It would have been interesting to see what type of contact would have been provided if the four schools would have remained. Would the contract have been the same or could have more revenue been provided and further expanding the gap with the Big 12 and Pac 12 schools.
If Colorado and Missouri would have been able to look into the future and see how stable the Big 12 eventually became with the GOR, not sure either school would have made the moves to other leagues.
Remember how desperate the University of Colorado became when Baylor was pushing to be included in the Pac 16 proposal and jumped head first into any Pac 12 expansion scenarios prematurely. At the same time Missouri was actually believing the school may be forced to join the old Big East with Big 12 leftovers Kansas, Kansas State, and Iowa State.
What would have been interesting to see how more or less revenue the 10 schools would have been able to command in TV negotiations had Missouri and Colorado decided to remain in a 10 member Big 12.
Texas, Baylor, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Kansas, Iowa State, Missouri, Colorado
compared to current 10 member Big 12
Texas, TCU, Baylor, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Kansas, Iowa State, West Virginia
I am guessing that only Nebraska and all of its football tradition was the only true loss in the four schools that left the old Big 12.