"I think it's even more evident it's not gonna happen. These places aren't gonna spend big money on the Pac-12."
The series will begin for the 2023-2024 season, launching with 28 games played between the two sports.
"We are very confident to beat that number," a source familiar with Pac-12 talks told John Canzano
The agreement, while expected -- perhaps not this early, but expected -- did still leave several questions that I'm not sure can be answered immediately.
This new contract will see that annual figure increase to $380 million per year and run through 2030-31.
"If I’m them, I want to box out those others – I don’t want Amazon to have a chance at this."
“I can’t go out there and talk to an Amazon or an Apple or CBS. But in a world that’s changing, why don’t we explore an...
The commissioner also added if no extension is reached the conference has an exclusive window with ESPN and Fox to negotiate until February 2024.
"It isn't hard to understand the motivation for opening negotiation windows so early."
“Everything we do must create momentum for these negotiations,” Yormark said.