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AP sources: ESPN out of Big Ten TV rights negotiations

Aug. 09, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

The Big Ten's next round of media rights contracts will not include a deal with ESPN. Two people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Big Ten was looking for a seven-year deal worth $380 million per year from ESPN, and the network declined. ...

Alabama No. 1 in preseason coaches' poll; Ohio St. 2, UGA 3

Aug. 08, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

Alabama was voted No. 1 in the preseason USA Today coaches' poll released Monday, with Ohio State second and defending national champion Georgia third. The Associated Press preseason Top 25 will be released Aug. 15. The Crimson Tide received 54 first-place votes from a...

Badgers' Mertz confident he can improve his consistency

Aug. 02, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz’s production thus far hasn’t lived up to the standards set by his lofty recruiting ranking and sparkling debut as a starter. He’s ready to stabilize what has been an erratic career by helping the Badgers earn the Big Ten...

Big 12's new boss Yormark learning NCAA issues in real time

Jul. 31, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — New Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark is learning the NCAA's issues in real time and during a period of sweeping change and uncertainty. While Monday is Yormark's first day working full-time out of the Big 12 office, leaving behind Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, the...

Pac-12's Kliavkoff jabs Big 12, touts future after USC, UCLA

Jul. 29, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff said his conference is far from finished, despite the defections of Southern California and UCLA. Kliavkoff confirmed the Pac-12 is actively exploring expansion and lobbed several feisty jabs at the Big 12 during an eventful...

Old-guy quarterbacks could give Big Ten different look

Jul. 27, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The story of Sean Clifford and Tanner Morgan's began on a seventh-grade football field. Their final scheduled matchup is Oct. 22 when Minnesota visits Penn State. In between, the two quarterbacks followed one another's journeys through high school...

Comeback: Warren rebounds from rocky start leading Big Ten

Jul. 27, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Warren introduced Ohio State's Ryan Day at Big Ten media day, the final coach to take the stage at the two-day event, and the two men exchanged a hearty hug and smiles before posing for a photo. “I want to congratulate Commissioner Warren on a great...

Big Ten's expansion further damages Rose Bowl's status

Jul. 26, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Playing in the Rose Bowl was the pinnacle of a college football career for those who coached and played in the Big Ten for decades. The Rose Bowl's importance has been waning for years as college football's postseason evolved. The latest expansion by the Big Ten...

Big Ten coaches relying heavily on revamped defenses

Jul. 26, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh watched his star-studded defense lead the way in winning last year's Big Ten title. He needs some new faces to emerge to make it two in a row — and he thinks he has the bodies. Just four months after losing Heisman...

Bold, aggressive Big Ten leaves door open for more expansion

Jul. 26, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren talked Tuesday about the conference being bold and aggressive as college sports goes through a period of sweeping change, and he left the door open for more expansion after adding Southern California and UCLA in the offseason's biggest move. ...