Big Ten Bowl Payout

Submitted by Blue in Seattle on December 7th, 2011 at 5:51 PM

An interesting article on the payout for the Big Ten bowls this season.  Big Ten Teams Share Bowl Payout Equally I've read in a couple other threads that people think Indiana is getting the best deal for not travelling, but that's not really the case.  These statements were assuming that the revenue is split equally, but that's not true.  The Big Ten covers travel expenses up to 100% of the revenue first, then it divides the profits equally.  Well apparently with the exception of Nebraska, since they are new.  But all that the Big Ten will reveal is that they don't get an equal share.  The assumption is they get less, but there is the possibility they get more.  Considering that 10 of the 12 teams in the conference are going bowling, the assumption is the Big Ten loves the present bowl system and would hate a playoff.  Maybe, but it seems like at least three teams may not have their expenses fully covered, since Penn State, Illinois and Purdue are all keeping 100% of the revenue their bowl hands to the Big Ten.  Since the article is on PennLive.com they only detail the extra expense that Penn State will have to cover on their own, estimated at $200k-$600k more than the $1.2 Million the bowl is paying out.  But Penn State won't be in the red, their equal share of the profits will be about $2.6 Million so they still have their heads above water.  Not as far above water as Indiana, who has no travel expenses at all, but still, Penn State is clearing $2 Million to be equally shared amongst all athletes in their various programs.  So I'm sure the Penn State swim team is very greatful that Wisconsin doesn't keep the bulk of their Rose Bowl profits like in a more Texas style arrangement, because the Grand Daddy of them all pays out some serious cheddar (pun intended).

Here's the top four ( out of 10!) in the payout list and their related expenses expected.  I guess the hotels in LA aren't that much more expensive than the ones Michigan will be forced to reserve in New Orleans. Check the link for all the details.

Bowl (Big Ten team):--- Bowl pays conference --- Big 10 pays for travel expenses
Rose Bowl (Wisconsin) --- $22.3 million --- $2.3 million
Sugar Bowl (Michigan) --- $6.1 million  --- $2.050M
Capital One Bowl (Nebraska) --- $4.55 million --- $1.775 million
Outback Bowl (Michigan State) --- $3.5 million --- $1.775 million

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triangle_M

December 7th, 2011 at 6:18 PM ^

 

SCHEDULE
GAME
SITE
PER TEAM PAY-OUT
DATE
TIME
TV
PRIMARY
CHOICES
(as of 6/17/11)
PAIRINGS
(Click link for team picks, results)
New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
$750,000
12/17/11
2:00pm
ESPN
MWC #4 or #5
vs.
PAC-12 #7 (at-large)
Wyoming (8-4)
vs.
Temple (8-4)
Famous Idaho Potato
Boise, ID
$750,000
12/17/11
5:30pm
ESPN
WAC #1 or #2
vs.
MAC #3
Utah State (7-5)
vs.
Ohio (9-4)
New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
$500,000
12/17/11
9:00pm
ESPN
Sun Belt #1
vs.
CUSA #5
Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4)
vs.
San Diego State (8-4)
Beef 'O' Brady's
St. Petersburg, FL
$500,000
12/20/11
8:00pm
ESPN
Big East #6 (at-large)
vs.
CUSA #4
FIU (8-4)
vs.
Marshall (6-6)
Poinsettia
San Diego, CA
$500,000
12/21/11
8:00pm
ESPN
MWC #2
vs.
WAC
TCU (10-2)
vs.
Louisiana Tech (8-4)
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
$1,100,000
12/22/11
8:00pm
ESPN
MWC #1
vs.
PAC-12 #5
Boise State (11-1)
vs.
Arizona State (6-6)
Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
$750,000
12/24/11
8:00pm
ESPN
CUSA #2
vs.
Hawaii or WAC #3
Southern Miss (11-2)
vs.
Nevada (7-5)
Independence
Shreveport, LA
$1,150,000
12/26/11
5:00pm
ESPN-2
MWC #3
vs.
ACC #7
Missouri (7-5)
vs.
North Carolina (7-5)
Little Caesars Pizza
Detroit, MI
$750,000
12/27/11
4:30pm
ESPN
MAC #2
vs.
Big 10 #8
Western Michigan (7-5)
vs.
Purdue (6-6)
Belk
Charlotte, NC
$1,700,000
12/27/11
8:00pm
ESPN
Big East #3
vs.
ACC #5
Louisville (7-5)
vs.
N. C. State (7-5)
Military Bowl
Washington, DC
$862,500
12/28/11
4:30pm
ESPN
ACC #8 (at-large)
vs.
Navy or at-large
Toledo (8-4)
vs.
Air Force (7-5)
Holiday
San Diego, CA
$2,150,000
12/28/11
8:00pm
ESPN
Big 12 #5
vs.
PAC-12 #3
Texas (7-5)
vs.
California (7-5)
Champs Sports
Orlando, FL
$2,325,000
12/29/11
5:30pm
ESPN
Big East #2
vs.
ACC #3
Florida State (8-4)
vs.
Notre Dame (8-4)
Alamo
San Antonio, TX
$3,175,000
12/29/11
9:00pm
ESPN
Big 12 #3
vs.
PAC-12 #2
Baylor (9-3)
vs.
Washington (7-5)
Armed Forces
Ft. Worth, TX
$600,000
12/30/11
Noon
ESPN
CUSA #3
vs.
BYU or MWC #4 or #5
Tulsa (8-4)
vs.
BYU (9-3)
Pinstripe
Bronx, NY
$1,800,000
12/30/11
3:20pm
ESPN
Big East #4
vs.
Big 12 #7 (at-large)
Rutgers (8-4)
vs.
Iowa State (6-6)
Music City
Nashville, TN
$1,837,500
12/30/11
6:40pm
ESPN
ACC #6
vs.
SEC #7
Wake Forest (6-6)
vs.
Mississippi State (6-6)
Insight
Tempe, AZ
$3,350,000
12/30/11
10:00pm
ESPN
Big 10 #4
vs.
Big 12 #4
Iowa (7-5)
vs.
Oklahoma (9-3)
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas
Houston, TX
$1,700,000
12/31/11
Noon
ESPN
Big 10 #6
vs.
Big 12 #6 (at-large)
Northwestern (6-6)
vs.
Texas A&M (6-6)
Sun
El Paso, TX
$2,000,000
12/31/11
2:00pm
CBS
ACC #4
vs.
PAC-12 #4
Georgia Tech (8-4)
vs.
Utah (7-5)
Liberty
Memphis, TN
$1,700,000
12/31/11
3:30pm
ABC
SEC #8
vs.
CUSA #1
Vanderbilt (6-6)
vs.
Cincinnati (9-3)
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
San Francisco, CA
$837,500
12/31/11
3:30pm
ESPN
PAC-12 (at-large)
vs.
Army or ACC (at-large)
UCLA (6-7)
vs.
Illinois (6-6)
Chick-fil-A
Atlanta, GA
$3,967,500 ACC; $2,932,500 SEC
12/31/11
7:30pm
ESPN
ACC #2
vs.
SEC #5
Virginia (8-4)
vs.
Auburn (7-5)
TicketCity Bowl
Dallas, TX
$1,100,000
1/2/12
Noon
ESPN-U
Big 10
vs.
CUSA (at-large)
Penn State (9-3)
vs.
Houston (12-1)
Outback
Tampa, FL
$3,500,000
1/2/12
1:00pm
ABC
SEC #3, or #4
vs.
Big 10 #3
Georgia (10-3)
vs.
Michigan State (10-3)
Capital One
Orlando, FL
$4,600,000
1/2/12
1:00pm
ESPN
Big 10 #2
vs.
SEC #2
Nebraska (9-3)
vs.
South Carolina (10-2)
Gator
Jacksonville, FL
$2,700,000
1/2/12
1:00pm
ESPN-2
Big 10 #4 or #5
vs.
SEC #6
Ohio State (6-6)
vs.
Florida (6-6)
Rose
Pasadena, CA
$17,000,000
1/2/12
5:00pm
ABC
BCS (Big 10 tie-in)
vs.
BCS (PAC-12 tie-in)
Wisconsin (11-2)
vs.
Oregon (11-2)
Fiesta
Glendale, AZ
$17,000,000
1/2/12
8:30pm
ESPN
BCS
vs.
BCS (Big 12 tie-in)
Stanford (11-1)
vs.
Oklahoma State (11-1)
Sugar
New Orleans, LA
$17,000,000
1/3/12
8:30pm
ESPN
BCS
vs.
BCS (SEC tie-in)
Michigan (10-2)
vs.
Virginia Tech (10-2)
Orange
Miami, FL
$17,000,000
1/4/12
8:00pm
ESPN
BCS
vs.
BCS (ACC tie-in)
West Virginia (9-3)
vs.
Clemson (10-3)
Cotton
Arlington, TX
$3,625,000
1/6/12
8:00pm
Fox
SEC #3 or #4
vs.
Big 12 #2
Arkansas (10-2)
vs.
Kansas State (10-2)
BBVA Compass Bowl
Birmingham, AL
$900,000 SEC; $600,000 Big East
1/7/12
1:00pm
ESPN
Big East #5
vs.
SEC #8
Pittsburgh (6-6)
vs.
SMU (7-5)
GoDaddy.com
Mobile, AL
$750,000
1/8/12
9:00pm
ESPN
Sun Belt
vs.
MAC #1
Arkansas State (10-2)
vs.
Northern Illinois (10-3)
BCS Championship
New Orleans, La.
$18,000,000
1/9/12
8:30pm
ESPN
BCS #1
vs.
BCS #2
Alabama (11-1)
vs.
LSU (13-0)

 

I've seen 18MM and 17MM for BCS bowls.  

cutter

December 7th, 2011 at 6:37 PM ^

The Big Ten received about $37M gross in bowl payments in FY 2011 with around $27M being distributed to the B1G programs--that's about 73% of the total.  Michigan's projected share was $2.47M net after all the expenses were deducted in the manner described by the article above.

 

Zone Left

December 7th, 2011 at 8:35 PM ^

Nebraska gets a smaller share for some period of time. The Big 10 schools all paid into the BTN, and Nebraska's reduced share is essentially paying the other schools for its future share of the conference revenue.

That said, the Big 10 is the best conference around because all of its schools are generally on the same page regarding competitve rules and the conference shares. The SEC has a huge divide between the East and West right now because of its divide on oversigning. The East has generally done away with it and isn't cutting kids. The West has just been slowed down some. This divide is going to hurt the SEC going forward.

ajcrmr

December 7th, 2011 at 10:05 PM ^

According to USA Today, the first team from an AQ conference earns a $22.3 million payout for making a BCS bowl, and each additional team from that conference earns $6.1 million.

Interestingly, by not having a non-AQ team in a BCS bowl this year, the BCS is actually saving about $7 million. This is because if a non-AQ team makes a BCS bowl, $26.4 million dollars is shared among the non-AQ conferences. If none make it, only $13.2 million is shared. So, the $13.2 + $6.1 for the AQ team replacing a non-AQ team = $19.3 million, which is $7.1 million short of the total payout that would be due if a non-AQ team made it.