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ESPN agreement to bring unprecedented exposure to SBC

Awesome news!


“The Sun Belt agreement with ESPN will provide tremendous exposure to a league that is growing exponentially as it showcases the quality of teams that take to the field, the diamond and the courts.  The agreement will also allow universities to demonstrate the educational opportunities that many Sun Belt schools offer. In a time when many universities can not afford to spend precious dollars in advertising to potential students and donors, televising games will allow for publicity at the national and international level.”  - Frank T. Brogan, President of Florida Atlantic University and President of the Sun Belt Conference



"Football

The Sun Belt Conference receives guaranteed national exposure on ESPN or ESPN2 with a minimum of 2 Sun Belt controlled games a year.

Upon request the Sun Belt Conference will make available two midweek games to ESPN/ESPN2.

Through a 12 day rolling window (i.e., by the second Monday preceding each Saturday telecast date) ESPN may select additional games to air after the first three weeks of the season for inclusion on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.  Previously this option did not exist.


Men’s Basketball

25% increase in guaranteed annual exposures on ESPN and ESPN2.

Continued relationship with ESPN for championship week.  The Sun Belt Conference has the longest relationship with ESPN for its men’s championship game than any other conference in the country.  The men’s championship game will continue to air on ESPN or ESPN2.



ESPN agreement to bring unprecedented exposure to SBC
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great news indeed  ;D
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Re: ESPN agreement to bring unprecedented exposure to SBC

I don't get it. The SBC had more than two games on ESPN or ESPN2 this past season right?

How is guaranteeing two games an improvement?

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owlfan1 said

I don't get it. The SBC had more than two games on ESPN or ESPN2 this past season right?

How is guaranteeing two games an improvement?

GO OWLS!!!

they are controlled games…thats huge…

plus the midweek games…that makes 4…
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what do you mean by controlled games
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My understanding is that the Sunbelt can tell ESPN what 2 games to cover.

So the Belt can decide which teams it wants to showcase on the network.

The other games they ESPN can pick up if they wanted, but if the belt wanted to show

UNT vs WKU (for some ungodly reason) they could.

My bets are you'll see Trov vs MTSU and Troy vs FAU as the two forced games.

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owlcountry40 said

what do you mean by controlled games

owlfamily said

My understanding is that the Sunbelt can tell ESPN what 2 games to cover.

Yep…

and your picks are probably accurate too…

although i wonder if FIU might crack the mold this season…
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so I'm sure we will a least get to more national TV games next year
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Depending on how the season shakes out.. you may see FAU in both of those televised games. We are the Belt team that has won our bowl games the last two years.

FAU vs. Troy
and
FAU vs. FIU as part of rivalry week

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smittysahoot said

Depending on how the season shakes out.. you may see FAU in both of those televised games. We are the Belt team that has won our bowl games the last two years.

FAU vs. Troy
and
FAU vs. FIU as part of rivalry week

Be great to get that FIU vs. FAU game on Television.  I want the entire country to watch me celebrate that victory.

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