SEC Revenue For 2014-15 Fiscal Year Totaled $527.4 Million

    SEC revenue for the 2014-15 fiscal year totaled $527.4 million thanks to the SEC Network and the College Football Playoff.

    January 19, 2016

    The SEC made over $500 million in revenue for the fiscal year ending August 2015 thanks to the SEC Network and the College Football Playoff.

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    So you think the SEC had a rough finish to the 2014 season?

    The West had the greatest regular season by any division in the history of college football, but the big losses in the bowl games became fodder for fans to rip on the conference for being overrated and overblown.

    On the field, that wasn’t really true – the SEC had a winning record in the 2014-2015 bowl season – and at the SEC offices, the conference won big. Really, really big.

    According to a story in USA Today, the SEC ended up making $527.4 million in 2014 revenue thanks to the SEC Network along with the money coming in from the College Football Playoff. And now the SEC schools get to take a treasure bath.

    It’s good to be in the SEC – congratulations on the move, Missouri and Texas A&M – and it’s good to be a part of the fun no matter who you are – nice job, Vanderbilt – with the schools each getting over $31 million in walking around money according to the report.

    So when you wonder why Alabama can afford Nick Saban’s bazillion dollar salary, and you notice the amazing facilities the various SEC teams get to play in, it’s because the fan base is rabid enough to watch and consume as much SEC media as possible.

    But it’s not just the SEC that’s making out.
    The Big Ten did okay for itself, distributing around $32 million per school – not all schools got the same amount – in 2014. That’s what having a network does, and that’s what having the big-time exposure does.

    It’s not the close to $250 million a year each NFL team gets in revenue sharing, but it’s good to be a Power Five conference with a network, and if you’re the SEC, it’s good to be the king.

    MORE: Early SEC Football Rankings For 2016


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