Because it seems recently that people have been arguing more and more about whether ESPN has a beef with OSU and has a love fest with the SEC I figured I'd lay out some facts and observations and allow people to discuss on one forum topic instead of all of them. These observations/ facts are in no order and feel free to add or refute anything on here.
1. ESPN is a for profit organization owned by Disney that, while reports the news, does search for ratings. Recently, the SEC has been the most accomplished conference and therefore a casual tv watcher would want to see the best conference.
2. ESPN has contracts with every major conference, but does have a contract with the SEC to host the SEC Network.
3. Ohio State has the largest following of any college football team in the country and therefore any information both good and bad will be amplified on all media networks in particular ESPN. The past few years haven't been so great to tOSU and therefore the negative coverage has been shown quite a bit.
4. Many of those who think that ESPN is against OSU point to the fact that there was a lot of coverage of both proven and alleged infractions. With regards to other schools i.e. Miami, UNC, Oregon many believe that there seemed to be little coverage in particular on Sportscenter.
Believe what you want and feel free to discuss within this forum, but to be honest I get tired of reading a back and forth argument on mulitple forums a day. I enjoy 11w and everyone who posts on the site and I just want to consolidate the discussion to a single forum for everyone.