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'The Big East's new deal is worth less per school than its current ESPN deal and six times less than what ESPN presented two years ago.'
The Big East has reached a television deal to keep its games televised on ESPN, subject to Big East board approval, the conference announced Saturday.
Some people think football is a matter of life or death, but it's far more important than that.
....but Mickey F thinks we should still be there or the MAC. I cann't understand how anyone questions our move to the Big12. Just look at the facts as pointed out by GReal
There is a place in college football for people like Mick who think our move was a bad one and we should have stayed where we were so they could brag to their 2-3 members of the local silver fox club about how many meaningless wins "we" had in a particular year. That place is called Huntington.
The entire conference combined will make less per year than our per school basic Tier 1 and Tier 2 TV deal. No the Big 12 isn't the perfect fit for us, but it's a whole hell of a lot better than where we would be had we not got out of the BE.
This post was edited by wvu15 14 months ago
Time for Mickey to go to pasture. His writing no longer adds any value to the readers and after 30+ yrs am tired of his interruptions at the press conferences. Just get rid of him please!
With that statement, I don't know how anyone can be upset that we left the BE. If the ACC survives, we probably would have been better in that conference, just because of travel, but when you don't have a choice, u go where you can to better your programs.
Since football pretty much pays for all other university sports programs, think of the choices between facing deep cuts within the athletic program or simply absorbing great losses. If we dont win another football game for the next 10 years, WVU is better off as a university in the Big 12, than to go undefeated and earn 1.8 million per year.
This post was edited by bill c 14 months ago
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