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John Ourand

John Ourand covers television and media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Big 12 stands pat, but will see new money

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 24 / 16

ESPN and Fox used different approaches to the Big 12’s threat of expansion. ESPN opted to restructure its deal, agreeing to pay the conference more money. Fox, on the other hand, took a harder line. It decided to stand pat as the Big 12 contemplated expanding its 10-school lineup. ...

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