SEC and ESPN’s television deal makes the rich even richer

GAINESVILLE — The “Who Didn’t Vote for Tim Tebow?” storyline dominated SEC media days two weeks ago, but it was another news story that left athletic directors across the country shaking their heads.

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive officially announced his conference’s 15-year, $2.25 billion television deal with ESPN – to go on top of its 15-year, $825 million contract with CBS.
That’s quite a contract that the SEC signed,” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said. “There’s a new standard set there.”
The SEC has won three straight national football championships and boasts six of the top 13 revenue-producing universities in the NCAA, and finished first or second in 11 of 20 NCAA sports in 2008-09.

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