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Big Ten Schools Projected To Make $45 Million With New TV Deal

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Tom Lewand, President, Detroit Lions, David Brandon, Athletic Director, University of Michigan and Jim Delany, Commissioner, Big Ten Conference speak at WWJ's The Business of Sports Luncheon on April 16, 2014. (credit: WWJ)

Tom Lewand, President, Detroit Lions, David Brandon, Athletic Director, University of Michigan and Jim Delany, Commissioner, Big Ten Conference speak at WWJ’s The Business of Sports Luncheon on April 16, 2014. (credit: WWJ)

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While it hasn’t had the most success on the field in recent years as its conference counterparts, there’s one area the Big Ten has been able to maintain its dominance: revenue. Thanks to the Big Ten Network Big Ten schools have been bringing in more money annually than schools around the country — there’s a reason every conference wants a network now — and the conference doesn’t expect that to change.

According to a report in the Journal & Courier, the Big Ten projects that its revenues will continue to grow each year, and with a new television deal on the way, the conference expects 12 of its 14 schools to pull in approximately $44.5 million during the 2017-18 school year. That would be the first year of the new television deal.

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