(MOD Edit: No politics here.)
Damn it, I was hoping to swing him to our side. Oh well, on we go!
Once again thinking long-term, when B1G added Nebraska last year, Delany never bothered to re-visit the ESPN deal. Wonder why? All the other conferences that added schools, re-did their contracts and got locked in by the Mothership for even longer. B1G wants the current deal to end in 2016. Can you imagine what kind of money Tier 1 B1G rights will command? The type other conferences will only be able to dream about. FOX and Comcast may get in a nice bidding war, and the B1G will laugh all the way to the bank. The S(ports) E(quals) C(heating) Conference will once again start crying how they are the best but don't make the most.