"There are many reasons the University of Houston or other schools in smaller conferences would want to join the Big 12 Conference — more prestige, more visibility, more competitive games. Oh, and more money.
A lot more.
The Big 12 paid out $23.5 million each to its members in full standing for the 2014-15 season. In comparison, UH makes $4.5 million from its current group, the American Athletic Conference, according to CBS Sports.
"No wonder Houston board of regents chairman (Tilman Fertitta) conducted a 1 a.m. interview with the Houston Chronicle while on vacation in Monte Carlo," CBS Sports money guru Jon Solomon mused in a recent article about UH and other schools' desire to join the new conference..." Click here to continue reading.
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Article Written by: Jack Witthaus
Jul 26, 2016, 2:51pm CDT