Starting salaries are set for each of the top three ACC programs this season, with the likes of Clemson, Clemson-Pittsburgh and Louisville-Pittsburg expected to be among the top salaries at the beginning of the 2018-19 season.
The first three classes in the 2018 class, including Clemson, will make a combined $8.8 million.
The ACC and SEC are the only conferences in the country to offer scholarships, but the Big Ten is one of the only leagues to offer scholarship money.
As of the beginning date of the season, the Big 12 and Pac-12 have each committed to the $11.3 million starting salary for 2018-2019.
The starting salaries for the 2018 Big 12 are set to be announced on Thursday.
Big 12 Head Coach Charlie Strong will earn $1.3M and Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops will earn a guaranteed $500,000.
Both of the Big East’s starting salaries are expected to top $3.5 million.
The other three conferences to be offering scholarships in 2018-2018 are the Big 10, Pac-10 and SEC.
Basketball is expected to remain a major revenue source for the Big Board, as the Big Six conferences will earn about $1B each in the first two years of the contract.
Last season, ACC basketball revenue was projected to be $1,082,500, but according to Forbes, the ACC made only $835,000 in NCAA tournament revenue last year.
Forbes estimates the ACC could earn $9.5 billion this season.
According to Forbes’ numbers, the average ACC team will have a salary of $10.2 million.
In addition to the guaranteed salary, ACC teams will receive an average of $2.7 million in salary raises in the 2019-20 season.
There are a number of reasons why ACC teams are set in their schedules, with each school making a decision on which programs to use in each of their games.
The ACC has already announced its first two home games against top-10 teams, as both of the schools that finished ahead of Duke and North Carolina will play in the Sweet 16.
With so many teams that were projected to win a national title, and some of the best players in the nation expected to play, there’s a lot to like about the Big Dance this season and how the ACC is expected pay for itself.
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