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Big Ten Network reportedly had $79.2 million profit in 2011

May 22, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT


Nearly every Big Ten schools can be found among college sports’ biggest revenue producers. Makes sense when one sees what kind of money the Big Ten Network generates.

Per The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the five-year-old TV network had $242 million in revenue for 2011. That figure is courtesy of SNL Kagan, which analyzes the media and communications industry. Since the network’s first full year in 2008, revenue has grown 46 percent.

And with expenses growing at a lower rate, the conference had a profit of $79.2 million. Each school will get about $7 million.

No wonder the SEC wants to start its own conference-wide network and the Pac-12’s is set to launch this fall. Nothing like the rich getting richer.

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  1. rajbais - May 22, 2012 at 10:31 AM


    The network isn’t that good!!!!

    Big 10 sports are the worst athletically and at counting because there are 12 friggin’ teams in it!!!! (But then again, that’s what happens when Michigan is in your conference because its alumni and undergraduates feel it’s greater than anyplace else!!!)

    Plus, all of the analysts look like computer programmed robots as their analysis couldn’t look more scripted!!!!!

  2. boilerup1869 - May 22, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Ummm please reread your posts before submitting them. Couple of errors in there. Readers hate having to re-read sentences several times because the author wrote “un 2008” instead of “in 2008”.

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