Barring a major new revenue stream, each Pac-12 school will be $12+ million behind its SEC and Big Ten peers for the final seven years of the conference’s Tier 1 deal, which runs through 2023-24.
The Hotline has addressed this scenario previously. But as each year passes with no Pac-12 revenue game-changers … as Pac-12 Networks distribution continues to lag … as the Big Ten’s new Tier 1 deal draws closer and as the SEC Network continues to mint money … as all those competing dynamics unfold, we get closer to the billion dollar reality.
Seven years of a $12+ million per year deficit for Pac-12 schools equates to an $84 million per school disparity, through the current Tier 1 deal, relative to schools in the SEC and Big Ten.
And $84 million per school for a 12-team conference is a $1 billion deficit.