Non-BCS conferences get record payout

Updated: January 27, 2010, 5:09 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

WASHINGTON -- The five conferences that don't get automatic bids to the Bowl Championship Series will receive a record $24 million from this year's BCS bowl games, augmented by the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl matchup of TCU and Boise State.

BCS figures obtained by The Associated Press on Monday show the bulk of that money will go to TCU's Mountain West Conference, $9.8 million, and Boise State's Western Athletic Conference, $7.8 million, as non-BCS leagues sent two teams into the premier bowls ...

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