UNC could be playing football games on Fridays as part of the ACC's new TV contract. PHOTO: Robert Willett
As I’m sure you’ve heard about by now, the ACC and ESPN earlier this week announced a restructured TV rights deal that will pay the conference $3.6 billion over 15 years. The deal goes into effect July 1, and runs through the 2026-27 college sports season.
So what does this mean for the individual schools and, particularly, for UNC? It means, for one thing, that ACC schools will stand to make, on average, $4 million more per season off of this TV deal when compared to the old one, which only went into effect July 1, 2011.