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SEC will reopen contract with ESPN

Posted on: November 5, 2011 7:04 pm
Edited on: November 5, 2011 7:16 pm
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The SEC will exercise one of its options to adjust the current ESPN contract with the conference, commissioner Mike Slive told CBSSports.com

The conference is expected to ask for an increase in the rights fees on the current 15-year, $3 billion deal after the addition of Texas A&M and Missouri. CBSSports.com confirmed a Saturday report that Missouri would become the SEC's 14th team after A&M joined in September.

In addition, there has long been industry speculation that the SEC would bundle some non-conference football games as a foundation for a separate network.

At intervals during such contracts, conferences are allowed periodic “look ins” to address issues such as these when they expand. Typically in these cases, the parties negotiate a rights fee increase. If they can’t come to an agreement the issue goes to arbitration. These situations have seldom, if ever, gone to arbitration according to several industry sources.

“We will look in,” Slive said adding that the issue likely will be addressed after the current season.

Currently, SEC schools are allowed to show one non-conference football game per year on a pay-per-view basis, according to Slive. None of the schools do so, however. Bundling 14 non-conference games – one for each team – and forming a network around the programming could create another windfall stream of revenue for the SEC.

An SEC network would be a separate entity along the lines of the Longhorn or Big Ten networks. It is thought that ESPN would have first crack at creating that network

The SEC, ESPN and CBS are two years into that 15-year deal.

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Category: NCAAF
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Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 9:48 pm
 

SEC will reopen contract with ESPN

Aldono, you write:  "I do believe this year that the BCS Champion will not be an SEC school this year." I hate to be disagreeable, but the oddsmakers have established the SEC as a 100% favorite to win its 6th consecutive championship. They also have established identical odds that not only will an SEC team win the BCS national championship game but that an SEC team will also finish in the #2 position in the NCG.




Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: November 8, 2011 5:03 pm
 

SEC will reopen contract with ESPN

Georgia seems to be a team of surprise after the first couple games of their season.
 Not much of a surprise, they are a mediocre team that is better than a hanful of mediocre teams in theyre side of the division. Luckily they get to dodge the big 3 this year, LSU, Bama and Arkansas which would easily dispatch them. Hell, even Florida should have beaten them . We arent talking about a greatly improved team over last year, they are much the same as last year when they finished 3rd from last in the SEC. The only surprise so far , is the drop off in the rest of the SEC that has allowed them to get this far and eventually into the SEC title game against LSU.




Since: Oct 27, 2011
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:42 pm
 

SEC will reopen contract with ESPN

What's funny is I almost want it to be Stanford in the NCG to watch them/him get demolished.  LSU isn't a guaranteed cakewalk to get there either to be fair.  They've still got to play Arkansas who isn't exactly a slouch and Georgia seems to be a team of surprise after the first couple games of their season.  Nevertheless, while the QBs might not have been firecracker hot, they shown themselves to be generally decent for most of this year.  Frankly though I don't think there are many (one in the B1G off the top of my head) defenses out there that look anywhere near as strong as either LSU or Bama's.  Right now I personally believe the best competition for LSU is (in order) OSU, BSU, and Stanford.   And yes, while the BCS will bump Stanford ahead of BSU if it came to that, I don't really think they're as strong a team and should be extremely thankful Kiffin (along with one of his players in particular) is incompetent to prevent that FG attempt to beat them in regulation.  Of course, I am not convinced they will beat Oregon at this point but who knows.


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Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: November 6, 2011 11:31 am
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Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: November 6, 2011 10:29 am
 

SEC will reopen contract with ESPN

I've got to agree....last nights game was a stinker.   Does anyone have a quarterback in the SEC?   I know that both defenses are awesome...but watching Bamas QB consistently miss open receivers.   Seriously, Richardson was wide open in overtime and McCarren overthrew him... I do believe this year that the BCS Champion will not be an SEC school this year.  

Stanford looks like the most complete team...they definitely have the best player in college football.

Oklahoma State won't be able to stop anyone....SEC school would smoke them.   The K-State/OK State game was far more entertaining from a fans standpoint.....

As for Boise State...not a chance.   Oklahoma is the sleeper.



Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2011 10:03 am
 

SEC will reopen contract with ESPN

Sorry Bama Homer, the rest of the country saw two anemic offenses and two teams that looked very beatable.



Since: Jun 11, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 6:15 am
 

SEC will reopen contract with ESPN

Skyhawk, what game did you watch?? You need to have your eyes checked. Two heavyweight bad boys just went the distance for a split decision. I didn't like the outcome, but it was a titanic game.
If by titanic you mean it was similar to the ship sinking, I would agree with you. That game was so bad that LSU and Alabama should not only not get a rematch, they should be forbidden by the SEC from playing NEXT season.
 
Like  watcking two male Gopher turtles fighting for the sexual privelidges of the female Gopher turtle ....Like really exciting. Like National Geograhics .     Sorry but I hope  the BCS championship ends up with Stanford , Oregon  Okalahoma State, Okalahoma or Boise State  Matched up With LSU .   In fact for intertainments sake it would be neat if  LSU trippeped up. Then maybe we could get Stanford/ Okalahoma State in the title game.   Talking about offense !



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 4:31 am
 

SEC will reopen contract with ESPN

Relax Dodd's articles are never correct.


Well said, this where I go verify what is false. I wondered why his bosses keep him around; and then Dinner for Schmucks came to mind.  Well at least he will stop bashing SEC now that Mizzou has completed the breaking of his little Big 12 heart. 



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2011 4:06 am
 

SEC will reopen contract with ESPN

Skyhawk, what game did you watch?? You need to have your eyes checked. Two heavyweight bad boys just went the distance for a split decision. I didn't like the outcome, but it was a titanic game.
If by titanic you mean it was similar to the ship sinking, I would agree with you. That game was so bad that LSU and Alabama should not only not get a rematch, they should be forbidden by the SEC from playing NEXT season.




Since: Nov 6, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 2:25 am
 

SEC will reopen contract with ESPN

Skyhawk, what game did you watch?? You need to have your eyes checked. Two heavyweight bad boys just went the distance for a split decision. I didn't like the outcome, but it was a titanic game. 


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