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2015 Football SEC Championship prediction

15 April 2015 - 09:17 AM

The 2015 SEC Championship will be the Tennessee Vols vs Arkansas Razorbacks.

So what have you got?


28 March 2015 - 01:11 PM


SEC Network $70m payout

24 February 2015 - 09:38 AM

Today, seven months after the most successful cable network launch in television history, expectations concerning the SEC Network's financial return to the 14 league schools have brightened since the channel's heavily-publicized debut last August.

During a meeting with both the media and the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee Friday, South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner revealed that the SEC Network is expected to pull in a profit of $70 million, three years ahead of schedule. And even more to the point seven months after the network’s debut, Tanner called that $5 million per school figure as “conservative.”

In other words, it completely blew the pre-launch projections completely out of the financial stratosphere.

In 2014, the total revenue distributed by the SEC to its members schools was $309.6 million. That broke down to an average of $22.1 million per school, over $8 million more than was distributed per school five years earlier ($13.8 million in 2009). Thus, in a span of just six years, the SEC will have nearly doubled the annual payout to its membership — a payout that will do nothing but grow moving forward.


post here if your athletic dept made a profit

17 February 2015 - 10:08 AM

Alabama's athletics department generated $33 million more than it spent in 2012-13. That's up from the $27.2 million surplus in 2012-13 and continued the trend of surpluses in recent years. It hasn't operated at a loss in the last 10 years, according to documents obtained through public records requests.

The athletics department transferred $9.1 million back to the university last year after contributing $5.9 million a year earlier.

The most recent Alabama gains came with a 6.6 percent revenue growth in 2013-14 as football continues to drive the ship. Nick Saban's program had a $53.3 million surplus with revenues of $95.3 million.

The expenses rose by less than a million from 2012-13 but the revenue jumped by nearly $7 million. The biggest football gains came from royalties ($4.5 million from $1.3 million), broadcast, television, radio and Internet rights ($9.1 million from $7.2 million) and contributions ($20.7 million from $18.9 million).


Letter Of Intent is worst contract in America

10 February 2015 - 08:59 AM

Though most players don’t realize it, they do not have to sign the National Letter of Intent (NLI) to receive a scholarship. They need only sign a financial aid agreement at their chosen school. The financial aid paperwork provides (almost) the same guarantee of a scholarship as the NLI, but unlike the NLI, it doesn’t strip the player of the only leverage he’ll have until he graduates from college.

Why is the NLI the worst contract in American sports? It requires players to sign away their right to be recruited by other schools. If they don’t enroll at the school with which they signed, they forfeit a year of eligibility. Not a redshirt year, but one of their four years to play. In return, the NLI guarantees the player nothing.

Sure, the NLI claims to guarantee a scholarship, but that simply isn’t true. That is contingent on the player being admitted to the school and on the football program staying below the 85-scholarship limit. A school can dump the player at any point between Signing Day and preseason camp, and he would have no recourse. This guarantee is no different than the one on a conference-approved financial aid form, but it costs the player something the financial aid agreement does not.