ESPN (DIS) reaches a 12-year deal - supposedly in the area of $500M/year - to be the exclusive...

ESPN (DIS) reaches a 12-year deal - supposedly in the area of $500M/year - to be the exclusive broadcaster for the college football playoff system set to begin in the 2014-15 season. Combined with previous deals garnering the Rose, Sugar, and Orange bowls, ESPN has the rights to the entire postseason arrangement.

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  • Mike Maher
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    Thats a ton of money. Too bad the players dont see any of it.
    21 Nov 2012, 02:27 PM Reply Like
  • divestor
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    80+ players per team get a free education at schools that cost well above $40,000 a year to attend. The money that comes in funds the other sports that also give away free educations to a select few. Not a bad deal.
    23 Nov 2012, 11:02 PM Reply Like
  • Mike Maher
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    82% 6 year graduation rate for all D1 athletes. Most of the schools in the BCS top 10 rankings cost under $25k/yr out of state, some (Texas A&M, Florida) are under 6K/yr in state. Assuming your 85 players on scholarship per year (the max in fb) at 40k/year in education costs, that "costs" the schools $3.4 million a year in player cost. Compare that with top schools pulling in upwards of $50 mil/year profit, coaches making 6 figures, the NCAA president making 6 figures, and ESPN CBS ABC all making millions. College Football isnt about an education, its about football, and anyone who tells you otherwise is either lying, or blind. Oregon and Stanford have each received hundreds of millions of dollars from Phil Knight to become relevant programs. Boone Pickens did the same thing of OK St. The UA founder has just started it in Maryland.
    24 Nov 2012, 12:21 AM Reply Like
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