The CIAA is the top revenue generator of the four NCAA HBCU conferences earning over $6.5 million in 2008. The 2008 CIAA Basketball Tournament alone generated $3.4 million for the conference.
HBCU Conference 2008 Revenues
CIAA – $6,512,989.00
MEAC – $5,929,689.00
SIAC – $1,420,811.00
Source: CIAA, MEAC, SWAC & SIAC Form 990, filed with the Internal Revenue Service.
This is just the first of more posts to come in the future as we examine the facts and figures of HBCU athletics.