Steve Berkowitz of USA Today is reporting that the Big Ten recorded nearly $760 million in revenue for the 2018 fiscal year. That financial haul is a record for any conference, trumping the $512 million for the 2017 fiscal year; the $54 million paid out on average to each of the league’s 14 member institutions — two schools, Maryland and Rutgers, have borrowed against future earnings — sets a standard for the rest of the country as well.
That $54 million per school is just over $2 million more than had been anticipated.
The SEC, the second-most financially successful Power Five conference, announced in February of this year revenues of $627 million for the same fiscal year, with an average per-school payout of $43.1 million.
In May of this year,the BIG 12 announced they had brought in $374 million. For the 2016-17 fiscal year, ACC members received between $25.3 million and $30.7 million and Pac-12 schools eacg received $30.9 million.