20.Feb.2012 Beavers Riding the Pac-12’s Coattails?
Just something to think about: with an average around 22 million per year via the TV contract, exactly what value do the Beavers contribute?
Tier 1 (aka The teams that matter)
Let's admit something: despite a Pac-12 network that will telecast various sports, this is a football contract. It's the only sport that makes money.
My opinion is the Beavs, Cougars, and Buffaloes contribute little to the current TV deal, yet they profit immensely from it. In this era of "anti-entitlement" politics and "everyone should do their fair share", why are the Beavers receiving 22+ million per year? Further, how long before the teams who are carrying their weight realize they're subsidizing OSU, WSU, CO and balk? The OSU athletic department better get serious, or they're going to start hearing it from fan bases other than their own.