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BREAKING NEWS: Fox Backs Out Of BCS Negotiations

Monday, November 17, 2008 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 3:58 PM, under , , , ,

Athens, GA (Nov 17, 2008) - This just in from Fox Sports, and includes a swipe at the BCS and university presidents:

FOX Sports has elected not to match an offer the BCS Group has received from ESPN to televise BCS games from 2011-2014, and plans to notify the organization by phone today.

Even with today’s vast economic uncertainties, FOX Sports made a very competitive bid to keep broadcasting BCS games free to every home in America, one that included a substantial rights fee increase, and certainly as much as any over-the-air network could responsibly risk. Unfortunately, the University presidents and BCS commissioners were not satisfied and they’ve decided to take their jewel events to pay television. We wish everyone well.

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