The Pac-12 would likely finalize a deal with the two partners "by the beginning of 2023", according to sources referenced by Dodds.
“Pac-12 Networks has put Pac-12 women’s basketball on the map,” VanDerveer said. “We always were good, but now people know about it.”
"We are very confident to beat that number," a source familiar with Pac-12 talks told John Canzano
The agreement, while expected -- perhaps not this early, but expected -- did still leave several questions that I'm not sure can be answered immediately.
The conference will head to the open market to hash out a new agreement.
The two sides are hundred of millions apart in terms of partnering again.
Jon Wilner, who covers the Pac-12 for the San Jose Mercury-News, writes that Friday nights would likely be the ideal situation for exclusive conference games.
“Let’s say ESPN for example gets the deal. They sign a deal with Oregon, they sign a deal with the Pac-12, but Oregon’s payout is different...
John Canzano reports the Pac-12 and ESPN are having "productive" talks.
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...