- Dec 12, 2008
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Rutgers still isn't getting a full share, and won't until 2027.to add to the complexity of the 'adding teams' discussion -
It's one thing to talk about teams that might be a good fit in terms of athletics or academics, but as
Some Guy has pointed out, TV contracts play a huge role in any decision.
the new B1G media deal, when it fully kicks in, will pay out $80-million to $100-million per school per year.
If a new school comes in as a full partner, the question is whether that school is "worth" $80 to $100-million in terms of the value it provides as a TV market and ratings generator. Now, in some cases, new schools do not get a full share of media dollars right away - I believe Maryland and Rutgers came in under that type of agreement.
so all of that has to be factored into any expansion or addition of teams. Would a Washington or Oregon be willing to join the B1G if they only got, say $60-million a year?
Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren discussed why USC, UCLA got different treatment than previous expansion teams entering the league.