- Dec 30, 2011
SMU in the ACC could be a major step up from where it was before if its donor base has that much money.For those people out there that were bashing the ACC for adding SMU, they just raised $100 million in 7 days from 30 donors to help defray their loss of ACC TV revenue for 9 years. That is a crazy amount of money to be raised in one week. And SMU says the school isn't expecting the fundraising efforts to slow down anytime soon. SMU has stated their goal is to raise $200 million to defray the loss of TV revenue in the ACC for 9 years and it will NOT a problem. It scares me to think how much NIL money they could also be raising to be very competitive in the ACC. The school has a very large revenue source in it's alumni/donor base.
The Mustangs won't receive TV revenue from the ACC for up to nine years upon joining in 2024www.cbssports.com