May 09, 2012 – 2

John Ourand@Ourand_SBJ

Sources: ESPN’s new ACC deal comes out to 15 years for $3.6 billion. That comes out to a whopping $17M per school.



ACC extends media rights deal with ESPN through 2026-27 – Chip Patterson, CBSSports




Alvarez wants panel to pick college football playoff participants – Jeff Potrykus, JSOnline

…The BCS has been criticized for many reasons over the years, with some of the harshest words reserved for the lack of consistency and/or transparency involving the computer rankings.

The new system needs to be more transparent, and Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez would welcome the four teams being chosen by a selection committee, similar to the system used in basketball.

“I like a committee and I like a committee that might be diverse enough that maybe you have some national sportswriters in it,” he said recently.



Utah’s Kyle Whittingham would prefer eight-team playoff format – Chip Patterson, CBSSports

Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham, along with several other Pac-12 coaches, expressed their opinions on the four-team playoff propositions during their post-spring teleconference on Tuesday.

“Let’s go full fledged and get eight teams involved,” Whittingham said. “I want to get away from people voting to determine who will get a shot.”

New Arizona State head coach Todd Graham mentioned a format that would include six conference champions and two at-large teams, while California head coach Jeff Tedford suggested that no postseason will appease everyone.

“One of the sentiments was that the eight-team playoff would probably give everybody an equal chance,” Tedford said. “I don’t know if you’re ever going to have a situation where everyone is happy. Someone is always going to feel left out or slighted by a situation. If we’re going to do the playoff thing, then let’s do it whole-heartedly and go after it.”


McMurphyCBS 2:03pm via TweetDeck

ACC/ESPN deal includes right to televise 3 Friday ACC games, inc. commitment from BC & Syracuse to host 1 game on Thanksgiving Friday



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