SEC Distributes $132.5 Mil To Members

College Football News
Posted May 30, 2009

The 12 members of the Southeastern Conference split $132.5 million dollars.

By: BE Coleman

The 12 members of the Southeastern Conference have tidier bank accounts after the conference equally split $132.5 million dollars of generated revenue from the 2008 playing season.

The $132.5 million is the highest total ever distributed in SEC history and represents a 4.0 percent increase from the $127.6 million distributed to the member institutions in 2007-2008.

Broken down by categories and rounded off, the $132.5 million was derived from $52 million from football television, $25.4 million from bowls, $14.3 million from the SEC Football Championship. Other sports provided the remaining 31% of the split - $40.8 million.

Even More Money

Not included in the $132.5 million was the $11.6 million dollars that were retained by the institutions participating in bowls and $744,000 divided among all 12 institutions by the NCAA for academic progress enhancement.

Tennessee – NC State Announced

Tennessee and North Carolina State will meet in 2012 to open the playing season at the Georgia Dome in the ACC vs SEC Chick-fil-a season opener.

"I like it," Wolfpack coach Tom O'Brien said. "You've got to play one major game that gets you on television. It's great exposure for our program."

Ole Miss Reports Secondary Violation

Ole Miss is being investigated for an NCAA rule violation that centered upon publicly talking about recruits. Houston Nutt is not happy after Tom Dienhart followed the Rebels coach to write a day in the life perspective.

On May 6th, the Rebels contacted the SEC offices in Birmingham to self report that a Level II secondary violation of Bylaw 13.10.2 was committed by the Dienhart article written for Rivals recruiting.

Dienhart was allowed to listen in on conversations while coaches talked to prospects that he used in his article and comments about players the Rebels had not yet signed in January of this year. Nutt denies Dienhart was ever in the presence of prospects.

Georgia Sends Safety To Military School

Georgia safety John Knox is transferring to the Georgia Military School to satisfy academic issues. The 4 Star rated player by Scout had played in 12 games in 2008, making 8 tackles after redshirting in 2007. The university announced the decision on Saturday.

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