March Madness produces revenue of $771.4 million a year

March MadnessOne of the most frequent sources of debate and disdain when it comes to college ’s Bowl Championship Series is the disparity between payouts to automatic-BCS-qualifying conferences and non-automatic qualifiers. It turns out that gulf is just as big when it comes to distributions from March Madness. Last year, the brought home more men’s basketball tournament money — $21.2 million — than any other conference. The most a non-BCS conference brought home was the Sun Belt, at $6.95 million.


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