Big Ten Schools Get More Money Than ACC Schools, But Just Barely

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According to The Kansas City Star, which is using numbers published by Forbes magazine (in an article that does not appear to be online yet), the Big Ten will earn $310 million during the 2012-13 financial year from outside deals.

That’s the most of any conference.

But because the Big Ten is paying 12 schools and the Big 12 is only paying 10 schools (what an absurd clause to have to write), Big 12 schools get the most money returned from the conference at $26.2 million. Big Ten schools make $25.8.

Forbes projected how much each conference would make through bowl games, the NCAA men's basketball tournament and, mostly, television deals (which account for about 75 percent of the total).

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