What a weekend. All I can say is WOW!! As things settle down after the draft, we type our "Bon Voyages" to our young hero's, wishing them all the success, prosperity, and happiness they deserve. Now, what we're left with, is the end of another chapter, a party so exciting it left our ears ringing. As we turn the page, and begin to predict and plan our next party, we get that funny anxious feeling. The same feeling parent's have when the reality hits, they have more kids to put through college. Funny, how that feeling is less anxious, when ones cash flow is plentiful, and in an upward swing.
With our new class of recruits almost in, the new expansion projects starting, and the beginnings of the next 4 seasons rapidly approaching (our next exciting party) its good to know that Boise St's direction is headed in a positive, and upward swing. The move to the Big East will be an improvement from where were at, at least in monetary terms & exposure. Question is, will we as Boise St fans still be happy, if the present Big East media negotiations end up again, lagging behind the other "AQ's" by ruffly $7 to $10 million a year per school? That outcome would only continue to increase the gap between the "Big Money Schools", and the "Sisters of the Poor" as we, along with others have been so kindly referred too. If only it was Arkansas & Penn St's brass that aimed those insults at us, we could say, or blog, "Yea, who's laughing now sucka's!!!" Boy, wouldn't that feel nice.
On the flip side, are we maybe in for a pleasant surprise of better dollar parity, due to the "future" membership, of the newest powerhouse fan base, you, moi, OBNUG, and Bronco Nation?
I pulled this info (after the jump) off of the Notre Dame site because - A. it was easy. B. They usually have good insight. C. As one of the"Big Boys" fan bases, they have always been polite and respectful to me as a BSU fan, in a big brother-ish way, & D. They don't mind our blue field, as long as we dye it gold for a few weeks after they beat us at home. Haha, real funny, homers!
Also, not that we will have a bunch of influence on the outcome, but is there anything, as fans we can do to help the TV network negotiations benefit all Big East members more, even if that help comes in a small settle ways?
Every little bit helps. At least I'm feeling that way during this BCS debacle.
So, go ahead, check it out and vote the poll. If you have something to add, you feel the info is incorrect, or you see it differently than me or anyone else, then "just do it"! Throw them comments down, and lets get this party started. (hopefully with less anxiety)
Big 10 (12 Teams)
Amount/Length ---------------- Duration --------------- Media Contractor --------- Deal Signed
$1 Billion/10 years------ 2007-08 through 2016-17----ESPN/ABC -------------- June, 2006
$72 Million/6 years------ 2011-12 through 2016-17--------CBS--------------------June, 2011
$2.8 Billion/25 years----2007-08 through 2031-32-----BigTenNetwork---------August,2006
***Big Ten Network - Big Ten and NewsCorp share expenses
Average Income (less Big Ten Network expenses) per team - $18.67 million per conference team per year
Southeast Conference (14 Teams)
$2.25 Billion/15 years---2009-10 through 2016-17----ESPN/ABC-------------August, 2008
$825 Million/15 years---2009-10 through 2023-24-------CBS-------------------August, 2008
Average Income per team - $14.642+ Million per team per year. (Down about $2 million per team with the addition of Texas A&M and Missouri)
***SEC is meeting to renegotiate contract with ESPN due to additional markets added.
PAC 12 (12 Teams)
$3 Billion/12 years-----2011-12 through 2022-23-----ESPN/Fox----------------May, 2011
Average Income per team - $20.83 Million per team per year.
***Deal amounted to the same amount of money as SEC combined deals in 2008, but for three less years.
Big 12 (10 Teams)
$1.3 Billion/13 years-----2012-13 through 2024-25----ESPN/ABC--------------March, 2012
$1.17 Billion/13 years---2012-13 through 2024-25----Fox------------------------March, 2011
Average Income per team - $19 Million per team per year (Tier 1&2)
***Longhorn Network income (Tier 3) is not considered. Texas's revenue from ESPN for the Longhorn Network - $15 million per year for 20 years
***Oklahoma has negotiated a contract with Fox Sports for their own network (Tier 3) with revenue To Be Announced. "Not nearly as much as the Longhorn Network"
UT's total annual revenue from Big 12 and Longhorn deals - $34 million per year
Atlantic Coast Conference (12 Teams, 14 Teams in 2013 or 2014)
$1.86 Billion/12 years---2011-12 through 2022-23---ESPN/ABC, ACC Network/Raycom---May, 2010
Average Income per team - $12.91+ Million per team per year (12 teams), $11.07+ Million per team (with Syracuse and Pittsburgh, who will probably join in 2013)
Average Income per year - $15 Million per year through 2015 with NBC
Current Contract Ending After 2012-13 Season (Next Contract Being Negotiated)
Big East (8 Teams in 2012, 12 Teams in 2013, 13 Teams in 2015)
$200 Million/6 years----2007-08 through 2012-13------------ESPN/ABC--------August, 2006
Average Income per team for 2012 - $4.17 Million per team.
***West Virginia buyout for 2012 - $20 million. Temple added beginning 2012.
***Syracuse and Pittsburgh probably will leave in 2013
***Boise State, U.Central Florida, Houston, Memphis, San Diego State, SMU will be added in 2013
***Navy to be added in 2015
Looking through your most blue and orange colored glasses, how would you like to see all this media stuff panning out, by the beginning of the 2014 season.
Notre Dame joins us in the Big East, and a monstrous new media deal is reached, which dwarfs all others. (28 votes)
They do a temporary deal, then wait until after our 1st season there, and we end up with a bigger media deal than the ACC, due to Big East dominance. (8 votes)
Negotiations finalize next year, and we end up ruffly a comfortable $3 million per school behind the ACC schools. (7 votes)
Deal concludes during the present confusion, and the Big East ends up the same, or worse then they are now, but we still end up better, just not without disappointment. ( yaawn) (2 votes)
The Vandals join the Big East, and after a record amount of laughter, the negotiators walk out, and we end up with only radio coverage, which we have to pay for. (6 votes)
Other...Explain in comments (1 vote)
52 total votes