The SEC Expansion and Mike Slive’s Guest List

On average each SEC team averages $17 million a year in television media contracts, and the “Don” of South Eastern Conference schools could actually add more to the pot by adding a few schools to stay at the top of media coverage.

There is already a 15 year deal with ESPN, and to sweeten the deal the SEC has always been the darling of CBS sports. It’s not geographical prejudice as one might think; it’s just business as the higher end competitors command huge prices for commercials.