BYU will battle paltry payout in new revenue distribution plan

Published: Thursday, Dec. 6 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Brigham Young Cougars running back Jamaal Williams (21) runs for long yardage to set up BYU's first touchdown during first half action as BYU plays Idaho in the Cougar's final home football game on 2012 Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Provo, Utah.

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If its publicity BYU wants, independence is a nice way to go in football. The Cougars deal with ESPN has garnered plenty of that. If its money, that has worked out nicely, too, compared to being in the Mountain West.

But the big money will still go to the big conferences.

CBSsports.com is reporting that BYU and Army would receive the lowest payout in the BCS playoff plan, only $200,000 per year. By comparison, Utah and other Pac-12 teams would receive $3.3 million apiece.

BYU athletics director Tom Holmoe tells writer Dennis Dodd he will oppose the revenue sharing plan as it currently stands.

Read more about the BCS payout on CBSsports.com.

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