"For one thing, taking home 100 percent of their bowl payout hasn't actually been that lucrative lately for the Irish: Over the past three postseasons, Notre Dame has earned a grand total of $750,000 (from a single Hawaii Bowl appearance in 2008). By comparison, even lowly Vanderbilt, as a member of the SEC -- which routinely lands two teams in the megabuck BCS bowls -- has been entitled to a share of nearly $150 million over that same period." - From Yahoo!'s Dr. Saturday blog. Thanks to the awesomely named Gumbercules for the tip. Gumbercules? I love that guy!