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Fox Sports Inks Multiyear Deal With Baylor Univ. To Televise Basketball, Olympic Sports

Baylor Univ. and Fox Sports on Friday announced a new multiyear agreement to televise the school's athletic events and related programming on FS Southwest, FS Southwest Plus and Fox College Sports. Per the agreement, all available Baylor men's basketball games will be televised, along with mutually agreed upon Olympic sports, including women's basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball. Beginning in '13-14, Fox Sports also will televise one football game annually for the remainder of the deal. Telecasts of Baylor football games will be produced by Fox Sports (Fox Sports). In Texas, John Werner noted FS Southwest, which reaches approximately 9 million homes, "will be the flagship network" for Baylor athletics, with distribution "through Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas." Fox Sports had  "previously reached similar agreements with Texas Tech, TCU and Oklahoma for programming as part of the Big 12’s third-tier television rights package." The agreement will "supplement a television deal finalized in September in which the Big 12 announced it will partner with ESPN and Fox for a 13-year contract for a reported $2.6 billion" (WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD, 10/6).