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Pac-12 led all conferences in revenues

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The Pac-12 made $334 million in revenue in the 2012-13 fiscal year, which was more than any other conference in the nation, according to USA Today.

The newspaper used tax returns from the major conferences to report its findings.

After the Pac-12, the Big Ten reported $318.4 million in total revenue and the SEC was third at $314.5 million.

Conference expansion and a new television deal significantly contributed to the Pac-12's lead in revenues. The conference added two schools in recent years, launched the Pac-12 Network and agreed to a new 12-year media rights deal with ESPN and Fox.

The Pac-12 increased its revenues by $158.1 million over the 2011-12 fiscal year and has tripled what the conference reported for 2010-11.

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott, the nation's highest paid conference CEO, earned more than $2.2 million and received a $900,000 bonus. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany made a $1.255 million base salary and the SEC's Mike Slive was paid $1.173 million. The Big 12's Bob Bowlsby made $970,000 in his first 6 1/2 months on the job, which projects to $1.8 million for a full year.

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