“Certainly, Fox and ESPN are the leading contenders in the house,” said Thompson.
Currently the College Football Playoff is making $600 million annually, the expanded field could double that to $1.2 billion per year.
"It isn't hard to understand the motivation for opening negotiation windows so early."
When the Big Ten conference announced their media deals with CBS, Fox and NBC, they left room inside the framework of the seven-year deal if one...
CBS and NBC will both pay $350 million per year to the Big Ten as part of the deal.
Notre Dame is reportedly seeking $75 million per year, while Sports Business Journal figures the school would get closer to $60 million.
“But it’s also perfect for Notre Dame,” Swarbrick said.
To not have your product ever mentioned again on THE sports network seems like a steep tradeoff to me.
The idea is that FOX would have its marquee game kick off at noon, with CBS airing a game at 3:30. NBC reportedly will air games...
“The Big Ten would have exposure in every TV home,” said one source to Front Office Sports. “It would also be a smart idea to follow...