|ESPN set to retain Big East TV rights|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:11|
Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco says in a statement the conference presidents still must approve the deal, but that ``the ESPN and the Big East will continue, for years to come, their long-term relationship, which began in 1980.''
ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys posted on Twitter: ``ESPN has matched an offer for the Big East and we look forward to continuing our relationship.''
Neither side was providing details, but a person familiar with the situation had previously told the AP that NBC had offered a six-year deal worth about $20 million annually for the TV rights to Big East sports.