The B1G’s on-again, off-again relationship with the 2020 fall sports season resulted in a hit to its total revenue for the 2020-21 athletic year, but it was still one of the most profitable leagues in college athletics.

Steve Berkowitz of USA Today revealed some of the figures each conference earned in revenue for the 2021 fiscal year. The B1G was behind only the SEC in terms of revenue received.

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Here are the numbers:

  • SEC: $833 million
  • B1G $679.8 million
  • ACC: $578.3 million
  • Big 12: $356 million
  • Pac-12: 343.5 million

Berkowitz also broke down how much each school received from the conference payouts. The B1G also ranked second. Here’s how much each school received:

  • SEC: $54.6 million + $23 million advance on future payouts
  • B1G: $43.1 million – $49.1 million
  • ACC: $35 million – $38.1 million
  • Big 12: $34.7 million – $36.5 million
  • Pac-12: $19.8 million

The SEC and ACC played the most football games during the 2020 season, which was affected by the pandemic. The B1G was the first league to cancel the season but later reinstated the conference-only schedule.