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Sources: Fox, Catholic 7 Reps Meet For TV Contract Talks

Sources said that representatives of Fox and the seven breakaway Big East Catholic schools are meeting in N.Y. today in what is "considered the first formal meeting toward brokering a television contract, although one is not expected imminently." Fox has been "considered the leader to televise the new league for weeks." Fox Sports reps at the meting included Fox Media Group COO Larry Jones (, 1/9). Meanwhile, CBS Sports Chair Sean McManus reportedly said that "his network has spoken with Catholic 7 hoops reps." McManus said that CBS is "interested in programming" (, 1/9).
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