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Published: Wednesday, May 28 2014 7:35 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I LOVE my pac 12 membership!

Money basically prints on trees for us now, and it will only get better as we start sharing fully in the revenue.

We just completed an incredible new football facility, one of the finest in the nation.

new basketball facility is being built and will be top notch

just announced a new 750k on campus skiing training facility

One of the biggest issues is deciding how to spend all this money.

The power 5 are becoming the new division I and will soon be breaking off from the NCAA control and will have even MORE money.

The future is bright for Pac 12 Utah sports

Proud Ute
Proud Pac 12 members who EARNED our pac 12 invite

I love being part of the future of college football, the only team in the state who will be included!

onward and upward

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Does anyone know how this compares to MWC Utah state or quasi-mwc byu?


Isn't it great that when evaluating whether Utah added enough value(money) to the Pac 10 at the time, the Pac 10 decided that yes Utah added enough value to justify our invitation, which we had to earn through on the field play and in the classroom.

Other conferences have looked at other Utah schools and decided they do NOT add enough value to justify adding them.

Proud Ute
Proud Pac 12 member

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

"Wilner reported that the conference brought in $334 million. That's up from $175 million in the 2011-12."

Larry Scott for president!

Seriously, we're drowning in money, where do we spend it all, and the checks are just getting bigger and bigger.

A stadium upgrade is just around the corner.

The premier university in Utah and the ONLY university that is part of the future of college football, is the university of Utah

Proud Ute
Proud Pac 12 member

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

2012-13 season was the year Utah received 50% thus the $10M. That means 2013-2014 Utah's share will be in the neighborhood of $15M (assuming no significant increase for the PAC-12. And this year, 2014-15 Utah's share will be $20M. Some events that will alter that amount will include and estimated $1M/ team for the Championship game being played at Levi Stadium, If the PAC-12 were to get a team in the championship series and a team in the Rose Bowl that would bring an additional $1-2M/team, when, or if, Direct signs on with the PAC-12 that could bring an addition several million per team, and who knows what other changes could occur. Finally, with the resurgence of Utah Basketball, Utah will probably increase its revenue by what? An additional $ .5 to 1M?
As the late Senator Dirksen said, a million here and a million there and pretty soon you're talking real money. (Paraphrased!)
Where's my PAC-12 sticker?

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Business Finance (as taught by U of U)

Given 2 options:

Option 1 - An annual income of est. $4-6 M each year for 10 years.

Option 2 - Year 1 - $0 income; year 2 - income of $10M; year 3 - income of $15M; year 4 and beyond - $20M+ income

Take option 2!

(Note not all conferences share revenue equally with all members as the PAC -12 does so it might be well to see what options TCU teaches. However, I suspect, the end conclusion would be the same as at the U!

(Note: Of all the reasons given as to why the Y is not in a major conference - the Y's demanding to keep their ESPN contract over joining a conference is the least believeable!)

Salt Lake City, UT

It just keeps getting better and better. What a great time to be a Ute!!

Someone...please pass me another Pac-12 sticker!

Go Utes!!
Go Pac-12!!

Central, UT

Crazy amounts of money. Soon the TV distribution will be larger than the entire annual athletic department revenue pre-PAC12.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

We have an HD truck so we could have easily tripled that amount.

Woods Cross, UT

Very nice to see the cash flow improving thanks to P12 activity....

Hopefully at least some of those dollars, a contribution, can migrate back to the University to assist with the $400M worth of maintenance needs just mentioned the other day in the SLC media.

Good to finance the athletic department, but also good to remember to help maintain the University buildings and utilities too.

It all contributes to improving the Utah operation! :)

Why, AZ

With the increase in revenue now they can raise tuition again so that they can make even more revenue.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Now does anybody question why Ute fans are so happy to be in the Pac 12?

Mcallen, TX

Cupcakes are good for helping others become bowl eligible. More revenue.

Magna Ute Fan
Magna, UT


Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT


Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT


No question Bowl games bring in more revenue. However, years ago, I heard a team had to receive about $500,000 TO Break Even! (Today I suspect it would take about $1M to make a profit!) There are other advantages but I suspect only the top 50% of the bowls would do much more than break even for the participants.

Springville, UT

Mormon Ute

So the money is better than 2 consecutive bowl-less seasons and three seasons of diminishing football wins.

Yeah, I question Ute fan happiness.

All that money and sitting at home during the holidays.

Murray, UT


Utah plays the equivalent of a bowl game every week of the season.

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

"Now does anybody question why Ute fans are so happy to be in the Pac 12?"

It sure isn't because of your winning PAC-12 football team.

Murray, UT

"Utah plays the equivalent of a bowl game every week of the season."

Too bad they also lose almost every week.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ sammyg

All of that money has unquestionably raised the profile of Utah athletics. Just look at the Deseret Duel score this past year. That would have never happened 5 years ago. The new facilities are already paying off, and hopefully Utah athletics continues to grow across the board as basketball and ski get their new training centers. RES expanding will be the cherry on top of it all.

Go Utes!

Murray, UT

I think the 98% renewal rate again this year for season football ticket holders speaks for itself. Ute fans are very happy with the PAC 12 and the wins will eventually transpire.

BTW, Utah beat #5 Stanford and BYU last year.

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