TCU, West Virginia to Receive 85 Percent of Big 12 Revenue

Spring can be an exciting time for football fans everywhere. High school superstars are just starting to make big decisions. Incoming college freshman are trying to make waves at their respective team’s spring training. Returning starters are helping their teams to take the next step to getting to the College Football Playoff.

One of the more dull things about the spring are the annual Conference Spring Meetings. The Big 12 just recently held their meetings and some interesting developments came out of them.

According to College Football Talk, the newest schools in the conference, TCU and West Virginia, will receive 85% of the revenue that the conference received for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. This decision comes just one year after the two schools only received $14 million of the $23 million each school shared as part of their first-year agreements.

The Big 12 schools split $213 million during the 2013-2014 fiscal year, which was a big jump from the $198 million the schools split the previous year. The 2012-2013 revenue was the lowest among all power conferences.

The total revenue for this year has yet to have been announced, but the Big 12 expects a large sum after two schools from the conference, TCU and Baylor, both played in the College Football Playoff structure.

TCU played Ole Miss in the Chick Fil-A Peach Bowl while the Bears played Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl.

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