Big Ten Conference ABC/ESPN Agreement Fact Sheet

June 21, 2006

Big Ten Conference ABC/ESPN Agreement Fact Sheet

ABC/ESPN Agreement:

  • 10-Year Agreement


  • Greater national exposure for Big Ten football and men's basketball
  • Increased exposure for women's basketball and volleyball


  • Up to 41 games per season (up to 17 on ABC, up to 25 on ESPN/ESPN2 )
  • All regional afternoon games on ABC will be aired by ESPN/ESPN2 in outer-markets, making these games nationally available

Men's Basketball

  • Approximately 60 games per season
  • One game every Tuesday and Thursday of nine-week conference schedule
  • Six to eight Saturday conference games per season on ESPN/ESPN2

Women's Basketball and Volleyball

  • A total of 100 women's basketball and volleyball events on an ESPN network, including the championship games of the Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament, over the course of the agreement
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