Pretty good article detailing the inevitable conference Armageddon that's about to go down.
The Big 12 is pretty much screwed after Oklahoma, Ok State, Texas, and Texas Tech bolt. ACC will probably lose Florida State and Miami to the SEC and the Big East is basically even more irrelevant than it already was.
Delany estimates a playoff could gross $880 million. The more conservative, yet exhaustively researched estimate we used in the book comes in at around $780 million. In each case profits would exceed $700 million, meaning the BCS is costing college athletics over half a billion in annual profit.
The BCS has killed everyone financially. Itís killed them to the point only a dozen or so schools break even each year on athletics. Most athletic departments need student fees or taxpayer funded general university budgets to cover expenses (nearly $900 million combined in 2008-09 according to USA Today).
That includes even Big Ten schools such as Illinois ($4.5 million), Wisconsin ($3.4 million) and Minnesota ($3.4 million). Even a powerhouse such as Ohio State needed to raise ticket prices this year to balance future books.