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NC State received over $26 million from ACC in 2017

College sports are still extremely profitable. In case you were wondering.

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The revenue numbers for the power conferences during the 2017 fiscal year have been published today, and as you might have guessed, everyone is making a lot of money off of college sports.

(Notre Dame does not receive a full allotment because it is not a full member of the ACC.)

NC State received over $26 million in this distribution round, per Mark Armstrong.

That’s a whole lot of money, though the ACC still lags well behind the SEC and Big Ten in revenue. Both of those leagues have profitable television networks up and running, though, and the ACC is still waiting on the start of its own network.

But that will get going in 2019, with the support of ESPN, and that should lead to a considerable increase in revenue and per-school payouts. Despite how the numbers from 2017 might make things appear, the ACC is in a more sturdy position than either the Big 12 or the Pac-12, especially given the Pac-12’s disaster of a television network, which you still can’t get on DirecTV.