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ESPN, MAC close new deal

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ESPN and the Mid-American Conference have extended their rights agreement with a new eight-year deal for football and men's and women's basketball. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The MAC gets:

  • At least 11 nationally televised football games a year, with six on ESPN or ESPN2 and five on ESPNU.
  • At least six men’s or women’s regular-season basketball conference games a year on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU, plus participation in the ESPNU "BracketBusters event," which the conference joined as a founding member in 2003.
  • The men’s basketball tournament title game on ESPN or ESPN2.
  • A multiyear commitment to a six-week ESPN regional television syndicated football package on broadcast stations across the MAC geography.
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