The SEC Generates $777.8 Million In Revenue, Each School Gets Roughly $54.6 Million

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The SEC printed money this past fiscal year.

According to ESPN, the powerhouse football conference generated $777.8 million in revenue during the 2021-22 fiscal year, which is an insanely high amount of cash. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Each member of the conference gets about $54.6 million, according to the same report.


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Commissioner Greg Sankey said the following in statement about the revenue:

The commitment of the SEC’s 14 universities to provide an impactful and lasting student-athlete experience is enhanced exponentially by the substantial revenue distributed through the Southeastern Conference. As a direct result of this distribution, SEC universities provide their student-athletes exceptional instruction, training, equipment, academic counseling, medical care, mental health and wellness support and life-skill development that is unmatched in intercollegiate athletics.

That is a ton of money, but fans shouldn’t be surprised. College football is the biggest earner of all the college sports, and the SEC is a college football powerhouse of a conference.

Yes, as a Big Ten man I can still admit that the SEC is the best college football conference in the country right now.

Look no further than the recent national titles for proof of that fact.


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Well, when you dominate on the gridiron, you’re going to print money. That’s simply a fact, and the SEC generated an outrageous amount of cash during the 2020-21 fiscal year.

It’s also great to see big numbers given all the fears and concerns about COVID-19 crushing schools’ finances.


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Clearly, the SEC isn’t hurting at all. Props to the conference for making money. Even as a B1G supporter, I love to see it.