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ACC reports $497 million in revenue for fiscal year 2020

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Revenue growth declined substantially for the power conferences in the 2020 fiscal year, not surprisingly, but all five still raked in at least $400 million, with the Big Ten tops at $768 million. USA Today’s Steve Berkowitz has the full breakdown.

The ACC pulled in about $497 million, increasing revenue by $40 million over 2019 thanks to the ACC Network. That put the ACC fourth in total revenue, ahead of only the Big 12.

In terms of per-school payouts for fiscal 2020:

— Big Ten: $54.3 million
SEC: $45.5 million
— Big 12: $37 million to $40.5 million
— Pac-12: $33.6 million
— ACC: $30.9 million to $37 million (and $10.8 million to Notre Dame)

Among other challenges, new ACC commissioner Jim Phillips has to figure out how he can get the league a more advantageous television deal in the nearer term. We’ll have to hope that ACC Network revenues continue to grow as well. But the gap between the Big Ten/SEC and the ACC isn’t going anywhere regardless.