I really don't get how this Big 12 deal will work out. Apparently the money will not be evenly distributed.
Now if I understand this correctly, Texas will get its own network and the Big 12 as a whole will get a TV deal.According to sources familiar with the deal, Texas stands to earn between $20 million and $25 million in television revenue, including money from its own network. The UT network figures to generate between $3 million and $5 million, according to sources.
According to sources, the deal will mean more money for Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma, who all stand receive $20 million from the new deal. The other seven schools in the Big 12 would make between $14 million and $17 million, but would nearly double what they currently receive in TV revenue (roughly $7 million to $9 million).
Who's ever heard of a conference who pays out more money to some members than it does to others? How can one team in the conference be allowed to have its own network? Doesn't this defeat the whole purpose of having a conference? How is it fair for Texas to make $25mill while other schools only make $14mill? I don't see how such a setup can work longterm. Over the yrs the financial inequities will mount.
If I'm the Big 12 and I do want to continue I start shopping the Mountain West or wherever for two more teams. This deal sure seems like a square peg/round hole thing