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Pac-12 deal could be worth $400 million per year

Posted on: May 26, 2011 3:02 pm
Edited on: May 26, 2011 3:04 pm
One industry analyst told Thursday that the Pac-12 could eventually take in $400 million per year when all its rights are accounted for. That would be a 40 percent bump in the current payout of $250 per year that begins in 2012.

The analyst was reacting to Wednesday's blog post when commissioner Larry Scott said Pac-12 Media Enterprises could bring in an additional $1 billion over the next seven-to-10 year period. That would be over and above the 12-year, $3 billion deal the conference signed with Fox and ESPN.

When the deal starts next year, the 12 schools will begin to split that $250 million or $20.8 million per school each year, on average.
The extra income would come from the yet-to-be valued media arm of the conference that bundles the network, digital rights and sponsorship and licensing. At $400 million, the schools would average $27.7 million per year.

"We're only at halftime here," said the analyst who did not want to be identified but is familiar with the Pac-12 situation. "There's probably another $50 million to $100 million a year [out there] ... We're getting into the $400 million-a-year stratosphere."

The conference continues to develop its strategy launch a conference network. 
Category: NCAAF
Tags: ESPN, Fox, Pac-12

Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 8:01 am

Pac-12 deal could be worth $400 million per year

Here's the truth.  The PAC 12 and the Big 10 is about to dominate again in generating revenues.  The haters have to do anything to set them back.  The SEC and other conferences will be an after thought.  Winning NC aint everything.  Your conference have to have long term thinkers that elevates your conference.  PAC 10 and Big 10 does it well.  

When people set out to destroy one conference.  The reverse will have to other conferences. Watch out and don't laugh. 

Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 7:57 am

Pac-12 deal could be worth $400 million per year

Dodd- in your other post you made the stripping of USC 2004 Bowl game seem huge.  Part of that 2004 Bowl Game money is part of this deal.  lol lol lol 

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 29, 2011 12:40 am

Pac-12 deal could be worth $400 million per year

What a great job Larry Scott did for the great new Pac-12 conferance. And now with the new Pac-12 station coming to cable TV the Pac-12 schools like the media have said will be making way more money then the little Big 10 is. The Pac is back, baby.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2011 11:57 pm

Pac-12 deal could be worth $400 million per year

Great comments all around. This should not come as a surprise because the current elected Pac 12 commissioner was hired because he knew how to reimage the conference and bring in more revenue. As some have already mentioned the PAC 10 had wanted to expand to 16 they can have two 8 team divisions. For whatever reason some of the schools that it had targeted for inclusion decided they wanted to stick with Texas and settle for any Longhorns leftovers. As far as I know the money given to the PAC 12 will be divided equally among the schools. That would not be the case for the tv rights package that Texas is seeking. I think Texas is suppose to get at least 25% and the remaining 75% will be divided among the other schools in the conference.

Since: Sep 1, 2010
Posted on: May 27, 2011 9:28 pm

Pac-12 deal could be worth $400 million per year

This is huge and the funny part about this whole thing is that Utah just had to accept an invatation SICK ya'll just SICK we loves us some Larry Scott.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2011 11:04 am

Pac-12 deal could be worth $400 million per year

Well said, 5 by 22.  I have a little bit different outlook as to what Ray Small may be up to.  I suspect this is a subtle shakedown threat.  There is no way the NCAA can force Small to talk.  So he opens his yap to the press a little, probably with the hope that some booster will come along with some cash to encourage him to shut his yap.  Ray Small is a disgruntled malcontent who admits to placing his finacial interests above any concerns for the rules.  He has washed out with the NFL. It would be no surprise that a guy with that type of entitlement mentality and not much cash would be willing to scam the system for a little hush money.

Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2011 9:50 am

Pac-12 deal could be worth $400 million per year

well said Bigdaddy.  Couldn't agree more

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2011 9:30 am

Pac-12 deal could be worth $400 million per year

This deal leaves the other conferences "in the dust" so to speak.  Scott and his associates are way ahead of the NCAA curve when it comes to negotiating T.V. deals.  Scott was a heartbeat away fro having the Pac 12 bevome the Pac 16.  Now there are three to four Big 12-2 schools that wish that they had joined the Pac 12 when the opportunity presented itself.  Scott also was smart enough to actually rename the conference the Pac 12 and the Divisions the "North" and "South, beause it has 12 teams and runs North-South, unlike the Big 12 which has 10 teams, and the Big 10 which has 12 teams, and two of the dumbest divisional names in the history of College Football.  It seems as if the Pac 12 has done more in one year than many of these conferences have done in 10.  My guess is that the SEC, another respected conference, will watch closely, and follow the Pac 12's lead.  Do not be surprised if the Big 12-2 folds, now that the Pac 12 will make so much money from it's T.V. deal compared to the Big 12.  Colorado will probably end up making more money than money hogs Texas and Oklahoma.  Payhing attention A&M, Okie State, and Texas Tech?

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 4:22 pm

Pac-12 deal could be worth $400 million per year

Lets, see - ray small. definition: malcontent player who was routinely suspended by Jim Tressel over several years (for undisclosed reasons). Wondering here if Ray would own up to WHY he was suspended, or lets take the Lantern to task for not connecting the common sense dots "gee Ray, were you ever suspended for breaking any of these rules?". Malcom Jenkins got it right, and Dodd has it wrong. Players were told the rules. Ray Small wants to go roque and break rules? how can you stop them other than to suspend them if they are found out (ahem - happened a lot to small didnt it DODD?). This wont amount to anything. By the way Smalls name may actually be part of the redacted documents? Its likely Small and Claretts names are on those redacted emails. Small breaking the rules doesnt mean there is a culture of cheating - culture of entitlement - but cheating? Cheating is playing players you know are inelgible (which happened with Tressel and his knowledge of Posey and Pryor - he DID NOT have the other names which came from the feds). But unless proof is made that the coaches had names of any other players trading and getting benefits then its not cheating by definition. Cheating is also lying about grades, pulling shaninigans with recruiting. Players taking benefits and handouts? thats not cheating - thats breaking rules. Dodd look less and less intelligent with every post- and thats got to be hard to do. Bravo.

Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: May 26, 2011 3:47 pm

Pac-12 deal could be worth $400 million per year

No Stoppin' the PAC12!!!!!!!

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