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.