I found this really interesting:
Athletic conferences receive annual payments from the NCAA's central basketball fund of more than $140 million based on the number of games their teams participate in during the NCAA tournament over a six-year rolling period. These payments, which are composed primarily by TV revenue, directly reward success on the court. The *UCLA Bruins' consecutive Final Four appearances the last three years, for instance, will generate close to $18 million through 2013 for the Pac-10 conference*, which will divvy up the money amongst its members. The Bruins' recent success has helped boost operating income 30% since 2006 and increase team value to $15.4 million.
So since we brought in $18 million for the Pac 10, shouldn't we be entitled to better roughing or at least some say in who the next commissioner is. In the world of business, money = voice.