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SEC Schools Received an Average for $40 Million from League for 2015-16

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Southeastern Conference member schools, including Kentucky, pulled in an average of $40.4 million in league payouts from 2015-16.

This is the first time that school earnings have topped $40 million on average.

Here’s a breakdown from CBSSports.com:



For the first time in 2015-16, some SEC schools received more than $40 million from the conference. The average payout was $40.4 million, ranging from $41.9 million (Georgia) to $39.1 million (Alabama). That’s up from the SEC average payout of $32.7 million in 2014-15.

SEC revenue over the years

Year Total Revenue Avg. Payout to Schools
2015-16 $639.0 million $40.4 million
2014-15 $527.4 million $32.7 million
2013-14 $325.9 million $21.0 million
2012-13 $314.5 million $20.8 million
2011-12 $271.8 million $20.4 million
2010-11 $261.1 million $19.5 million
2009-10 $244.4 million $18.3 million
2008-09 $148.0 million $13.1 million
2007-08 $161.6 million $11.3 million
2006-07 $149.2 million $11.0 million

The SEC’s latest tax form comprises the 2015-16 fiscal year through Aug. 31, 2016. Salaries are reported for just the 2015 calendar year. Slive was commissioner for half of 2015 until Sankey took over on June 1, 2015.

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