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ESPN out of Big Ten negotiations as Fox, CBS, NBC near deals: Sources

ESPN out of Big Ten negotiations as Fox, CBS, NBC near deals: Sources

The Big Ten is in the process of finalizing its media rights deals, with sources telling The Athletic the league hopes to make an official announcement by early next week. In a stunning development, ESPN has pulled out of negotiations, sources with direct knowledge of the negotiations confirmed to The Athletic. In addition to Fox, which …

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Big Ten media rights: What we know as negotiations enter final stretch

Big Ten media rights: What we know as negotiations enter final stretch

The Big Ten is poised to deliver a stunner when it finalizes its media rights negotiations at some point in the coming days. Barring a last-minute surprise, ESPN is not expected to land one of the Big Ten’s packages, a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations confirmed to The Athletic. In addition to Fox, …

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Big Ten’s expansion future is a mystery, but Kevin Warren’s command of the situation is not

Big Ten’s expansion future is a mystery, but Kevin Warren’s command of the situation is not

INDIANAPOLIS — Kevin Warren is a man often pulled in a million directions at once, but in this quiet moment on Wednesday evening, he is just a man who is done. The Big Ten commissioner has finished all of his media day obligations. He has schmoozed with countless TV executives and bowl representatives. He has …

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