Jul 10, 2010, 5:10 PM EST
Is there such a thing as too much ACC? ESPN doesn’t think so.
The network will broadcast about 5,000 events on various platforms (ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3.com and ESPN International) during the next 12 years, which means the deal involves more than just football and basketball.
Not sure the public is clamoring to see more than just football and basketball, but it’s a move worth making, especially if it means sports fans can finally see live events again, rather than shows featuring talking heads.
Then again, given that it’s reportedly a $1.86 billion deal, I’d squeeze as much out of the conference sports as possible.
The biggest winner out of the deal? ACC baseball. Conference commissioner John Swofford said the baseball tournament will be seen on one of the outlets. Since when does college baseball rate that kind of interest when it’s not the College World Series?
Mike Miller’s also on Twitter, usually talkin’ hoops. Click here for more.
- NBCSports.com Midseason All-American Team 0
- Kentucky still has one more major test to pass this season and it might not come against Louisville 0
- Tracking The Unbeatens: The showdown between Kentucky, Louisville looms 0
- New Year’s Resolutions: Ohio State Buckeyes 0
- Weekly Awards: Marquette’s new addition, a shakeup in Pac-12’s power structure ? 0
- College Basketball Talk’s Top 25: Virginia moves up, three teams drop out 1
- ACC suspends Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell one game 1
- Report: David Robinson’s son will be preferred walk-on at Duke in 2015-16 (VIDEO) (6)
- No. 1 Kentucky dismantles UCLA (6)
- West Virginia’s Bob Huggins torches Marshall after coach calls Huggs ‘afraid’ (5)
- Tracking The Unbeatens: There are now just nine teams without a loss (3)
- Lauren Hill’s playing career over, to become honorary coach (3)