Money is falling from the sky in the SEC, and UGA will obviously benefit.
On Thursday, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey announced that the league distributed a record $651 million in revenue to its 14 members, or an average payout of $44.6 million per school, for 2018-2019.
That’s up from $627.1 million total and $43.1 million per school in 2017-18.
The SEC’s revenue comes from TV contracts, bowl games, the College Football Playoff, the SEC football championship, the SEC men’s basketball tournament, NCAA championships and a supplemental surplus distribution, according to the SEC.
How does that compare to other Power Five conferences? Per the Charleston Post and Courier’s Jeff Hartsell, for 2017-2018 the “Big Ten reportedly distributed an average of more than $50 million to each of its 14 member schools,” while the ACC “totaled $464.7 million for an average distribution of $29.5 million to 14 full-time members.”