The University of Michigan is getting a $50 million payout from the Big Ten in 2018, according to a financial presentation the school gave on Thursday:The Big Ten distribution is in the second line of that photo, coming in at $51,060,000, exactly. It’s the first recorded instance of a conference shelling out above the $50 million mark to members in one year.

Not every Big Ten school gets exactly the same amount from the conference, but most longtime members bring in roughly similar numbers. (Newish member Rutgers lagged well behind in 2017.) But the conference is still climbing to payout levels never seen before.

The Big Ten appears to have pushed ahead of the SEC in payouts.
Last year’s numbers by power league:

Source: Yahoo
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