CBS Sports reported earlier this week that ESPN is considering dropping out of media deal negotiations with the Pac-12, following a more than year-long will they, or won’t they, saga.
From CBS Sports: “According to sources who have speculated on what a form a Pac-12 deal could find, the league’s Tier I content would likely be categorized as a minimum of two games a week for a rights-holder across a typical 14-week season. Those 28 games may be valued at approximately $200 million, an average of $7 million per game. It has been assumed that an approximate $300 million rights deal might be needed to keep some Pac-12 schools from jumping to the Big 12. If a Tier I deal is closed at that valuation, the league would need to seek at least $100 million for the estimated 47-50 remaining games in the Pac-12 inventory (based on the league remaining at 10 teams.)”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Texas softball team aims to tune out crowd at Tennessee super regional
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Can Texas live up to the Vegas hype and win 10 games?
Inside Texas: Four-down territory Q&A: Chris Jackson, Ja’Tavion Sanders, 2024 front-seven, Sark’s recruiting involvement
Inside Texas: 99 days until Texas Football: A look at Sydir Mitchell ahead of his debut season
Inside Texas: On Texas Football: Projecting the 2023 season for three Longhorn defensive linemen
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Four-star OT Michael Uini talks final six
247Sports: Texas DL priority Alex January talks recruiting process ahead of official visits
Inside Texas: More than 20 four-stars in the 2025 class will visit Texas June 3rd
Inside Texas: On Texas Football: The latest on five-star EDGE Collin Simmons
Inside Texas: Thursday recruiting intel: Fall OV’s, 2025’s headed to Austin
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Dallas Morning News: Big 12 baseball tournament: Game times, matchups for area schools and more
Frogs O’ War: TCU football QB commit Hauss Hejny selected for Elite 11 Finals
The Smoking Musket: JJ Wetherholt named Big 12 Conference Player of the Year
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Gary Barta leaving University of Iowa to pursue career as full-time lawsuit defendant
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: The Washington Commanders might be forced to change their team name AGAIN
SB Nation: Bryce Young’s passes are already batted down in OTAs, and oh god it’s starting
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Texas softball begins their super regionals versus the Tennessee Volunteers today at 3pm Central.