With news that ESPN was pulling out of Big Ten media rights negotiations, it appears the conference has quickly become one that is revolutionizing college sports for better or for worse in this age of streaming platforms.
ESPN has pulled out of Big Ten media rights negotiations, ending one of the longest sports media relationships in the business. ESPN said no to the conference’s final offer of a 7-year/$380 million per-year package, sources tell SBJ.
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— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) August 9, 2022
On Tuesday’s edition of Kevin & Query, the guys were joined by Sports Illustrated senior write Pat Forde to get his thoughts on the Big Ten leading the way when it comes to conference re-alignment and what it could mean for TV rights deals going forward. They also discussed:
- Is Ohio State a legit contender to win the national championship
- Notre Dame’s top-5 ranking in the coaches poll
- Is ND’s independence coming to an end?
- The future of the CFB Playoff/March Madness
- IU/Purdue/Butler optimism
- And a whole lot more!
To hear the full interview, click the link below and be sure to listen to Kevin & Query every weekday morning from 7-10 on 93.5 & 107.5 The Fan!