SEC schools share record $289 million in revenue

Kelly Lambert

The conference shared a record amount of revenue between its 14 members, and also announced they will keep an eight-game schedule for the time being.

The SEC released its revenue sharing information on Friday, and the conference split a record total of $289.4 million between the conference's 14 members, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy. That total breaks down to $20.7 million per school, a number that will significantly increase once the SEC Network hits the airwaves in 2014.

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The Big 12 also released its revenue sharing numbers on Friday, and member schools actually made about $1 million more than their SEC counterparts from revenue sharing. The conference brought in almost $100 million less as a whole, but divided it between 10 schools instead of 14.

In addition to revenue sharing numbers, the SEC announced they will stick with their current eight-game conference schedule for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. The schedule will remain in the 6-1-1 format, with six divisional games, a permanent crossover game, and a rotating crossover game. There was some discussion of the conference moving to a nine-game schedule, but that's on hold for the moment.

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