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Big Ten To Distribute $284 Million To Schools

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As expected, the Big Ten made a ton of money in its most-recent fiscal year. From ESPN.com, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney disclosed that the conference would be distributing $284 million to its member schools at the end of this fiscal year. That compares to $251.9 in the 2010-11 fiscal year (with 11 teams). The $284 million would average out to $23.7 million per school this year, but Nebraska won't receive a full share until 2017, according to ESPN. In 2010-11, each of the 11 schools received $22.9 million. So the addition of Nebraska has brought more money to the Cornhuskers, as well as everyone else in the conference. The Big Ten Network obviously is the biggest reason for this increase in revenue. BTN's 's president said the network's advertising revenue increased by 20 percent. The NCAA Tournament also is a big part of the revenue, which is why conferences have finally agreed on having a football playoff. That's going to bring in even more money. If you still don't know why so much realignment is happening, this is why.

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