Couple of articles out of Wildcat country reporting on UK athletic budget for FY10.Articles mention increase in SEC tv deal money from around $6 million for 2008-2009 per school to "almost" $12 million per school for 2009-2010.These numbers appear to be in line with numbers being reported at other SEC schools.Links at http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dl ... /305120041
alternate link at http://www.courier-journal.com/article/ ... ball+arena
and at http://kykernel.com/2009/05/11/athletic ... ing-budget
SBJ has previous reported that the combined SEC tv deals that start in 2009-2010 and run for 15 years should average around $205 million per year,which is about $17 million per school.Either these numbers are inflated or the deal is seriously "back loaded".
Of course we will continue to monitor this situation to try and determine the value of the SEC tv deals for 2009-2010.
However,at this time it does appear that the Big Ten with estimated per school tv revenue of about $13.7 million for 2007-2008,about $15 million for 2008-2009,and a projected $15 million plus for 2009-2010 is still the BCS conference with the highest paying national tv deals.It should be interesting to see if the SEC can eventually catch up to the Big Ten and if the SEC schools will make more than Notre Dame in 2009-2010.