In the agreement, the $9 million was a "Forecasted Amount." Had the Mountaineers' cut fallen short of that forecast, the school would have been obligated to write a check to the league for the difference.
As it turned out, however, the league was obligated to cut a check for the money above the forecasted amount.
WVU, however, is still on the hook for some funds within the $10 million Big 12 Transition Fund, which came from the Big 12. In the agreement's Memorandum of Understanding, it was noted that $5 million is to be forgiven and the other $5 million repaid to the Big 12 over time and with interest.
Sources have confirmed that, although not part of the settlement papers, the $5 million repayment won't begin until 2015-16. That's when WVU will begin receiving a full share of the Big 12's revenue-sharing pie. The payments will be made $1 million at a time for five years.
The school is set to receive a 50 percent share of revenue from the Big 12 after this coming school year, 67 percent the following year, 85 in the third year and 100 percent in the fourth year.
Projected Big 12 shares are expected to reach $20.6 million - and that's just television revenue after agreed upon contracts are signed.
The extra $1.5 million in the WVU Foundation Transition Fund is to cover any interest on the aforementioned loan.
Parsons said that under the terms of the settlement agreement, WVU would not comment further on the details.
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