SEC distribution to schools tops $309 million

semerson@macon.comMay 30, 2014 

DESTIN, Fla. - Once again, SEC schools will receive more from the conference than the year before, though it was just a slight increase.

That should change next year.

The SEC announced that that a total of $309.6 million is being distributed to its 14 schools, or $20.9 million per school. That's up from a total of $304.7 million last year, continuing a stark increase in the past five years: The SEC distributed $165.9 million to its then-12 schools in 2009.

But this August the SEC Network comes in, which should boost revenue even further. Commissioner Mike Slive declined to say how much on Friday.

"I've understood there are some numbers floating around in some article, but any number is speculative," Slive said. "We're optimistic. We believe the product is so good, we believe the network is so strong ... But to speculate how much that will add to the conference is really speculative."

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