The Daily Mail is reporting that
The football income includes $2 million in base revenue and a check deposited into the university's state account earlier this month for $2,425,600 in bowl revenue. WVU received $2 million for winning the conference and participating in the Fiesta Bowl plus $200 per mile for traveling to and from the game.
The remaining income total of $880,495 was generated by the team's leading role in the Big East's television package. The Big East began its new television contract in 2007 and it expires in 2013.
Not surprisingly, given the financial strain of college athletics, the Mountaineers will actually still lose about $1 million overall. Blame those empty seats at the
The conference also rewards "units" based on how often each team appears on TV and those units translate into cash. Schools "received five units for a primetime or Championship Saturday game on ABC or ESPN, four units for an afternoon conference or non-conference game on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 and three units for a non-conference road game on ESPN or ESPN2."
No word yet on how much cashola