ESPN out of Big Ten negotiations as Fox, CBS and NBC close to deals: Sources

The Big Ten is finalizing its media rights deals, with sources saying Athleticism the league hopes to make an official announcement early next week. In a stunning development, ESPN pulled out of the negotiations, sources with direct knowledge of the negotiations confirmed to Athleticism. In addition to Fox, which locked Big Ten rights months ago, … Read more

Big Ten set to hit $1 billion in TV deals that will exclude ESPN

The Big Ten are set to strike television deals that are expected to pay them more than $1 billion and create a college football triple-header featuring Fox, CBS and NBC, The Post has confirmed. If the deal goes through, ESPN will exit the Big Ten football and basketball business for the first time in 40 … Read more

Big Ten Media Rights: What We Know as Negotiations Enter Homestretch

The Big Ten are set to deliver a stunner when they finalize their media rights negotiations sometime in the coming days. Barring any last-minute surprises, ESPN aren’t expected to land any of the Big Ten packages, a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations has confirmed. Athleticism. In addition to Fox, which locked Big Ten … Read more

Longtime Oklahoma Sooners football assistant Cale Gundy quits after reading ‘shameful’ word aloud on player’s iPad

Cale Gundy, an Oklahoma fixture and the Big 12’s longest-serving football coach, resigned Sunday night, saying he read aloud “a word I never should have – under any circumstances. – pronounce” off the screen of a gamer’s iPad during a movie session last week. “The sad reality is that someone in my position can cause … Read more