SEC delivers record $44 million payout to UGA, others

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Life is good in the SEC for UGA and others

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.”

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