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How Much Did Schools Really Make on EA Sports Video Games?

EA Sports NCAA Football 2014By now you’ve likely heard about the $40 million settlement between EA Sports/Collegiate Licensing Company and the current and former student athletes involved in three class action lawsuits. Estimates have those current and former student athletes receiving  $48-951 per year they appeared on a video game roster.

Have you ever wondered how much money the schools made off the games? I’ve got your answer in my latest piece for The Motley Fool:

NCAA Football2012-2013 NCAA Basketball2012-2013
Louisville $85,845 $26,594
UCLA $57,230 $26,593
Clemson $85,845 $18,616
Wisconsin $143,076 $26,593
Texas A&M $57,000 $18,616

To learn more about the settlement and about the revenue schools received from these video games, click here to go to my piece on The Motley Fool.

About Kristi Dosh

Kristi A. Dosh is the founder of BusinessofCollegeSports.com and has served as a sports business analyst and contributor for outlets such as Forbes, ESPN, SportsBusiness Journal, Bleacher Report, SB Nation and more. She is also the author of a book on the business of college football, Saturday Millionaires. Kristi is a sought-after consultant and speaker on topics related to the business of college sports and a former practicing attorney. Click to learn more
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  1. Tamudawson

    June 12, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Any possibility you can shed more light on why the schools received those pay outs?

  2. Pingback: The NCAA is Bersting with hypocrisy | Death of the Press Box

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