Missouri football recorded record revenue in 2013


Do you think Missouri is enjoying its move to the SEC?

In just its second year in the conference, the Tigers had the second biggest turnaround in the country and won the SEC Eastern division when nobody said they could. Mizzou did lose the SEC Championship Game against Auburn, but they had a huge Cotton Bowl win over Oklahoma State. It was more than a successful season.

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And the revenue numbers prove it.

The Tigers’ football team hauled in a school-record $31.9 million and a surplus of $14.5 million during the 2013. Mizzou spent $17.4 million on football this past season alone, the most the school spent on football since 2009.

The University of Missouri recorded $76.3 million in revenue in 2013, compared to $50.7 million in 2012, according to the Kansas City Star. It is the first time since 2009 the university recorded a surplus in athletics. Since the university’s fiscal year ended in June 2013, this past football season wasn’t even a part of the revenue.

The biggest reason for the increased revenue was that the Tigers were not eligible for Big 12 payment in 2012 because they announced they were leaving the conference for the SEC. Upon entering the SEC, Missouri received their full payment share immediately and didn’t have to work their way into a full-time membership.

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  • very interesting that Missouri lost the Big 12 share but gained the SEC share immediately. I thought Missouri had to wait till May 2013 to get the SEC share….. so they really got it in May 2012, before any athletic team actually showed up for a game? I keep hoping someone who is close enough to the ‘war rooms” and who knows the motivations and plans, will write a book about a. how the Big 8 was convinced to add the broken southwestern conference. b. how the Big 12 lost 4 long time and founding members at once. c. how ‘b” seemed to fall into place so well with the division expansion of the SEC and really also the PAC 12 and the Big 10. I’m particularly interested in why a marketing genius decided that they could promote one institution with a dedicated network, while that institution was still a member of a conference ( longhorn network )

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