On the field, things haven't gone as smoothly as hoped for the Missouri Tigers in their first year as a member of the SEC. Their starting quarterback James Franklin has had injury issues as the Tigers stumbled in their first ever conference game, a 41-20 drubbing by the Georgia Bulldogs.
Fortunately, off the field the move to a bigger conference has been a success and will probably continue to be throughout the future. Mizzou Athletic Director Mike Alden released his quarterly report on the Tigers on Wednesday and highlighted the financial boost that the school is going to receive simply by being a member of their new conference. Needless to say, it's a big chunk of cash that will be going into the Tigers program:
Based upon projected 2011-12 revenues from our last year in the Big 12, we anticipate about a $2.0 million increase in conference revenue distribution in 2012-13 simply from becoming a member of the SEC. We also are projecting similar revenue (or even slightly higher revenue) in 2013-14 (FY14). In years beyond FY14, we know that the SEC is working on revisions of our television packages that have big potential.
The Tigers football team is currently 2-1 overall on the season and will get another chance for their first ever SEC win when they face the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday.
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