December 12, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 34

Bowl payout numbers are eye-popping

Crunch Time


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If it’s December it must again be time for one of my favorite topics – the NCAA bowl payouts.

Not that the NCAA is doing any paying out. They’re doing the reaping, and not so grimly.

Between Dec. 21 and Jan. 6 there will be 35 games distributing over $148.6 million, at least as far as my calculator could calculate, to 70 teams and their respective conferences.

Actually the money goes to the conferences first, and is then divied out, so everybody benefits in some way.

I’ve written about the impacts of bowls on college sports several times in the past, and from...

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