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

Last Updated on June 7, 2014

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 Football2012-2013NCAA 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.

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  • 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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2 Comments
  • Tamudawson
    June 12, 2014

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