We have great news from the college football world.
Big Ten football, and basketball for that matter, will reportedly no longer air on ESPN channels starting in 2024, unless a last-minute agreement is reached.
It will be the first time in 40 years that the ESPN Big Ten will not carry football or basketball.
When the convention’s record-setting media rights deal goes into effect in 2024, Fox, NBC and CBS are expected to air the Big Ten competitions.
This is a significant development for the rest of the Power Five. The Big Ten will now be broadcast exclusively by Fox, CBS and NBC.
The SEC will be all ESPN.
“You can watch it now starting in 2023: Afternoon: Big Ten 3:30 on Fox: Big Ten on CBS 7:30: Big Ten on NBC And a year later, ESPN will be able to counter-program with :afternoon: SEC 3:30 on ABC/ESPN: SEC 7:30 on ABC/ESPN: SEC or ACC on ABC/ESPN,” said Stewart Mandel.
Meanwhile, ESPN now has some money to spend and time slots to fill. Now he would like to reach either the Pac-12 or the Big 12.
“Many within the industry believed ESPN would be cut, but even so it is still shocking and now opens the door to more ESPN opportunities for the Pac 12 and the Big 12,” said Ross DeLanger. wrote.
“Yeah. If you’re the Pac-12, losing the ESPN Big Ten would be their first good news because (?) they’ll have some money to burn and time slots to fill,” said Stewart Mandel.
The Big 12 and Pac-12 would like to take advantage of this opportunity. ESPN wants at least one of the Power Five conventions.