And with most of the Big East schools due to their locations will virtually have no regional rivalries for well more than half of their home football schedules which we know from first hand experience can affect a school at the turnstiles. A financial hit at the gate will create another dent in some Big East athletic budgets while their fans stay away in droves due to non-traditional and unfamililar opponents that will be on their conference home schedules. I mean come on now....UCONN/SMU at Ford Stadium?
If CUSA members get close to $2 or $2.5 million per school (which is probably liberal numbers for what we've read thus far); but if each CUSA schools receives that yet in our more regional rivalry environment, does that suffice for what we need to do comparative to Big East schools who could get $8 million (give or take). (I think most of the schools from CUSA/MWC left for the Big East thinking more in line of at least $14-16 million per year truth be told).
Any of you mathmateicians have any ideas on this?
Selected excerpts from the CBS'Sports.com article with the full article listed at the link at bottom of page.
The Big East's best hopes are that ESPN and NBC/Comcast get in a bidding war to drive the price up. But industry sources said network executives wouldn't go beyond "the 60s [million dollars]."
Is it possible those executives are minimizing the Big East's value as part of a multimillion-dollar poker game or that's the actual worth of the league? The Big East is getting ready to find out
A $60 million deal per year (as speculated by CBSSports.com's sources, slightly better than their low end) would be worth $4 million each for the 10 full members; $3 million each to the four football-only members; and $1 million each to the eight non-football members.
Based on a future 14-member football league (in 2015, the Big East adds Navy as a football-only member and has plans to add a 14th school, preferably Air Force or BYU) and an 18-member basketball league, the media rights deal would be worth the following amounts per school annually:
A $130 million deal per year (as speculated by Pilson) would be worth $8.66 million each for the 10 full members; $6.5 million each for the four football-only members (Boise State, San Diego State, Navy and TBA); and $2.16 million each for the eight non-football members
The entire CBS'Sports.com link
Edited by PlummMeanGreen, 24 May 2012 - 05:40 PM.