October 15th, 2010 at 9:36 PM ^

how much money is tied up in college football. $9.2M is some serious cheddar. And that's just to leave the Big 12. Obviously Nebraska will more than make that up by joining the Big 10 but still...


October 16th, 2010 at 10:04 AM ^

Actually, they'll likely see reduces revenues for awhile.  They need to buy into the Big Ten Network.  My understanding is that they'll buy the stock over a period of years.  So basically whereas Michigan just gets a check from the BTN every year, Nebraska will get some money and some stock until they have equal shares as the rest, then they go over to 100% cash.  So they might only be getting 60% of the network payout in cash.  I doubt they'll go through hard times, but it could be 4-5 years before they're making the insane amount of money we are.