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    Fox and Big 12 Working on Deal

    Saw this posted on Brent Blum's twitter. This sounds really promising!

    Fox and Big 12 near deal worth more than $60 million a year - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal



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    Re: Fox and Big 12 Working on Deal

    I like the part about the schools besides Texas and OU having a Fox Sports Channel



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    Re: Fox and Big 12 Working on Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by kcclones View Post
    I like the part about the schools besides Texas and OU having a Fox Sports Channel
    That's the best part about this. Hopefully it means no more basketball games on CTN.



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    Re: Fox and Big 12 Working on Deal

    Sounds good to me. I just hope that Fox would put a little bit more money into their broadcasts. College games on fox have been somewhat "lacking" in the past.



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    Re: Fox and Big 12 Working on Deal

    Wait, I thought Jon Miller said the Big 12 is dead?



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    Re: Fox and Big 12 Working on Deal

    I wonder if the "Big Fox" would ever broadcast games on their network? I'd love a Saturday double header on the national network as opposed to the Fox Sports Midwest, West, etc.



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    Re: Fox and Big 12 Working on Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    I wonder if the "Big Fox" would ever broadcast games on their network? I'd love a Saturday double header on the national network as opposed to the Fox Sports Midwest, West, etc.

    I would also like to see some more games on the networks. Especially since I don't have cable or dish or anything like that, just the main channels for me.



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    Re: Fox and Big 12 Working on Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    I wonder if the "Big Fox" would ever broadcast games on their network? I'd love a Saturday double header on the national network as opposed to the Fox Sports Midwest, West, etc.
    I think it would be tricky for them because of their MLB and NASCAR coverage, but you'd think they could at least manage one night game a week on FOX. That would bump everyone up one spot and probably get us off of Fox College Sports for conference play at least.



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    Re: Fox and Big 12 Working on Deal

    Fantabulous!



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    Re: Fox and Big 12 Working on Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by huntt26 View Post
    Pardon me for ******* on everyone's parade, but does anyone else find this hugely disappointing? I mean, we're talking maybe a $5 million per school increase here. While significant, hardly the windfall I think we were looking for and/or promised, unless the new ESPN/ABC deal in 2016 really comes through.

    I've also been unimpressed with the production quality of our games on Fox, especially basketball. If Fox is involved and the deal is for anything other than a true conference network (the Big Ten Network is produced by Fox) I will be disappointed.

    I guess I was hoping that ESPN would consolidate our 1st and 2nd tier contracts into one and create a Big 12 channel.


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    Re: Fox and Big 12 Working on Deal

    So, today teams average about $10mill? And they thought they were going to get $20Mill? How does that all pencil out?


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    Re: Fox and Big 12 Working on Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Pardon me for ******* on everyone's parade, but does anyone else find this hugely disappointing? I mean, we're talking maybe a $5 million per school increase here. While significant, hardly the windfall I think we were looking for and/or promised, unless the new ESPN/ABC deal in 2016 really comes through.

    I've also been unimpressed with the production quality of our games on Fox, especially basketball. If Fox is involved and the deal is for anything other than a true conference network (the Big Ten Network is actually produced by Fox) I will be disappointed.

    I guess I was hoping that ESPN would consolidate our 1st and 2nd tier contracts into one and create a Big 12 channel.
    Wasn't there a thread late last week talking about how ESPN was working on a deal with the Big East for $300 million, and if so, was that annually, or total contract? If that's annual, then we look really bad for taking a $60 million annual payout from FOX.


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    Re: Fox and Big 12 Working on Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Pardon me for ******* on everyone's parade, but does anyone else find this hugely disappointing? I mean, we're talking maybe a $5 million per school increase here. While significant, hardly the windfall I think we were looking for and/or promised, unless the new ESPN/ABC deal in 2016 really comes through.

    I've also been unimpressed with the production quality of our games on Fox, especially basketball. If Fox is involved and the deal is for anything other than a true conference network (the Big Ten Network is produced by Fox) I will be disappointed.

    I guess I was hoping that ESPN would consolidate our 1st and 2nd tier contracts into one and create a Big 12 channel.
    I think that ship sailed with the Longhorn network.



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    Re: Fox and Big 12 Working on Deal

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Pardon me for ******* on everyone's parade, but does anyone else find this hugely disappointing? I mean, we're talking maybe a $5 million per school increase here. While significant, hardly the windfall I think we were looking for and/or promised, unless the new ESPN/ABC deal in 2016 really comes through.

    I've also been unimpressed with the production quality of our games on Fox, especially basketball. If Fox is involved and the deal is for anything other than a true conference network (the Big Ten Network is produced by Fox) I will be disappointed.

    I guess I was hoping that ESPN would consolidate our 1st and 2nd tier contracts into one and create a Big 12 channel.
    ESPN is paying billions for the SEC, hundreds of millions for the Big 10 and Big East, and millions into Texas. Why would they want the rest of the Big 12, and how would they be able to show everything? You'd need to have more weeknight games, and more games on ESPN3 only...



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    Re: Fox and Big 12 Working on Deal

    So $60 million over 10 years? $600 million... ok



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