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A&M’s Hyman thrilled by record-setting SEC revenues

Texas A&M AD Eric Hyman is pleased with SEC’s revenue distributions that have “changed the trajectory” of his school’s athletic department. (AP Photo/Perry Baker) ORG XMIT: SCPB102
Texas A&M AD Eric Hyman is pleased with SEC’s revenue distributions that have “changed the trajectory” of his school’s athletic department. (AP Photo/Perry Baker) ORG XMIT: SCPB102 AP

Texas A&M collected a school-record $31.2 million in revenue distributions Friday from the Southeastern Conference, which saw a 48.6 percent spike in revenues during the first year of the SEC Network. The first-year network made its debut in August.

SEC officials announced distributions of $455.8 million for the current school year, with 14 equal distributes of $31.2 million per school to its members. A year ago, the SEC distributed $20.9 million per school.

In a statement, A&M athletic director Eric Hyman said the school’s move from the Big 12 to the SEC in 2012 “significantly changed the trajectory of our athletics program in terms of national visibility, enhanced revenues and conference stability.”

Hyman said Friday’s distribution total “is very important as we invest more in student-athletes, as well as assist our current student-athletes in achieving the ultimate goal of completing their degrees.”

Texas A&M collected its revenues on the same day Big 12 officials announced revenue disbursements of $252 millions for its 10-member league for the 2014-15 school year.

Jimmy Burch, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @Jimmy_Burch

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