Well $22 million per team for the Big12 payout is better than the SEC’s payout of $20.7 and will likely ensure the Big12 stays at 10 teams for the foreseeable future, especially since the teams kept their third-tier rights. Not too mention that there really isn’t a must have candidate to join the Big12 at this point. Louisville was the last strong candidate and they are off the table. That leaves Cincinnati, UCONN and a cast of others that really don’t bring anything special to the Big12. So settle in for now and enjoy the ten-team Big12, as that is what we have for the foreseeable future.
OU needs to focus on improving their product on the field and re-gaining their elite status. That alone will bring in more money through BCS bowl dollars this year and potential playoff dollars beginning next year. Not too mention it would do wonders for the recruiting.
What do you think about the 10-team Big12 and it’s payout?
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