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CHFAN222
05-03-2011, 04:46 PM
The Pac-12 just signed a $3 billion contract which I believe does not include revenue from its new network.

The Big 12 got a new deal.

The Big East will get a new more lucrative deal I believe next year.

The Big 10(12) has a new conference championship game which I'm sure is going to bring in a lot of TV money.

So it looks like AD departments around the country are going to be getting more TV revenue. The question is could some of this money be used to fund and accelerate the growth of existing programs such as UCONN and Prov and maybe help establish it at schools that could/are starting a program Penn St, Indiana, hopefully an interested school in the PAC-12.

Also the NHL signed a big deal with NBC to get exclusive TV rights for their games to be broadcast on NBC and the new reincarnation of VS which will be called NBCU. Could this new channel maybe pick up some college games to fill in programming and compete with ESPN in college sports coverage. VS already caries the IIHF world championships and I wouldn't be surprised if they buy the US rights to the World Juniors in the next few years. Maybe the could even bid on the NCAA tourney. Anyway this is all speculation but this is the early part of the off season :D

Happy
05-03-2011, 05:22 PM
they will spend it on the football and basketball teams.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
05-03-2011, 05:35 PM
No effect whatsoever.

Start a new thread when the CCHA gets a nice new TV contract...

kingdobbs
05-03-2011, 06:25 PM
Speaking from a UConn perspective, the amount of money going to ice hockey will be a drop in the bucket.

The drop will be normal sized, and the bucket will be Gampel Pavilion.

Osorojo
05-03-2011, 06:50 PM
Several of the NHL's more successful franchises are located in cities where natural ice does not exist, but this has not prevented fans from attending games or watching televised games. It may be that hockey is a good enough spectator sport that it does not have to depend upon fans from the frozen north to make money. Ice hockey may even be sufficiently enjoyable as a spectator sport to compete financially with the ball games.

Biddco
05-03-2011, 06:56 PM
I thought I had heard the WCHA was attempting to get more games on television somehow someway.

LynahFan
05-04-2011, 01:38 AM
Look at what PSU is spending to start up hockey - somewhere in the neighborhood of $80M, I believe (fact check me?). The payouts from these TV deals are on the order of $10M per school per year. So the schools would have to save every penny of their payouts for 8 years (okay, 7 with decent investments) to get there. Do you really think any of these schools, who are making this money strictly because of the popularity of their football and basketball programs, will choose to do that?

No, they will not.

If future expansion of hockey into the SEC/PAC10/Big12 markets occurs, it will continue to be be due to large, directed gifts from individual patrons, not via incremental revenue increases that would be split across the existing sports.

Roben
05-04-2011, 06:08 AM
Look at what PSU is spending to start up hockey - somewhere in the neighborhood of $80M, I believe (fact check me?).

Number sounds about right, however, didn't they receive a lot of money from an individual? (you probably eluded to that later in your post)

What school in the PAC10 or even SEC would pursue a hockey team? Utah might from the PAC10 (I can only dream the Ducks would), Alabama might from the SEC due to Huntsville already having a team. The Big12 has more viable options in Colorado and even Iowa State. I don't see hockey coming from any of those conferences.

TigerFan86-87
05-04-2011, 12:26 PM
Number sounds about right, however, didn't they receive a lot of money from an individual? (you probably eluded to that later in your post)


Terry Pegula donated ALL of that money to PSU. First he bought his alma mater a hockey arena, then he bought himself a hockey team when he plunked down another ~$175mil to purchase the Buffalo Sabres.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
05-04-2011, 12:32 PM
Terry Pegula donated ALL of that money to PSU. First he bought his alma mater a hockey arena, then he bought himself a hockey team when he plunked down another ~$175mil to purchase the Buffalo Sabres.

I wonder if Pegula ever swims in a silo of money, Scrooge McDuck-style.

Osorojo
05-04-2011, 02:34 PM
I wonder if Pegula ever swims in a silo of money, Scrooge McDuck-style.

Don't complain. At least one of the wealthy elite is donating and investing his wealth in the U.S.A. rather than buying gold or foreign currency. Hockey is a more productive investment than $10,000 shower curtains and the like.

Osorojo
05-04-2011, 02:38 PM
oops

CHFAN222
05-04-2011, 02:49 PM
they will spend it on the football and basketball teams.

Not necessarily. The Athletic Departments are making a lot more money now. The Pac-10(12) basically quadrupled TV revenue for most of its schools. Other conferences while maybe not getting as much will get great deals.

If you are a school who has this increase in money and has a nearby ice rink that you could get a good deal on using think UMiami, USF, NCState,Seton hall, UCLA, USC, or Northwestern to name a few. These schools could start a program without having to field as large an initial investment as Penn State has gotten. They could make a rink deal build up a little local support and start offering some scholarships. Give the programs a few years to grow and see what happens.

bronconick
05-04-2011, 03:04 PM
Not necessarily. The Athletic Departments are making a lot more money now. The Pac-10(12) basically quadrupled TV revenue for most of its schools. Other conferences while maybe not getting as much will get great deals.

If you are a school who has this increase in money and has a nearby ice rink that you could get a good deal on using think UMiami, USF, NCState,Seton hall, UCLA, USC, or Northwestern to name a few. These schools could start a program without having to field as large an initial investment as Penn State has gotten. They could make a rink deal build up a little local support and start offering some scholarships. Give the programs a few years to grow and see what happens.

Many of those schools will spend that money on baseball, which is the 3rd money making sport in the south and west.