So having a discussion with some friends today, the topic of ND joining a conference came up. The discussion hinged on the TV revenue and why should ND give up their share of the pie?
I quoted the difference between what ALL the BIG teams get (roughly $21mill I think) vs a rumoured $15mill for ND.
They rebutted with if ND joined a conference they would lose money they would get from ABC/ESPN away games lose money from visiting other stadiums and lose money on bowl games.
Does anyone with knowledge know how the money flows? That $21mill the BIG gets is strictly BIGNet? How much more do you get from ESPN/ABC. Do you get a % as away team, etc etc. Factor in bowl revenue. Say on average 2 BIG teams make the BCS (which has been the case in recent history) thats almost another $2mill per BCS team.
Can anyone shine some light on some concrete BIG figures for me?