Men’s Basketball Rights Acquired As Well…
The NCAA has reached an agreement that will allow ESPN to broadcast the College World Series and other NCAA championships through the 2023-2024 academic year.
The deal will give ESPN the international rights to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. It will also continue to hold the rights for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament as well as both the Men’s and Women’s College World Series.
According to ESPN, its multimedia platforms will air 24 championships – adding women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s fencing, Division I women’s lacrosse, Division I men’s and women’s outdoor track and women’s bowling. There will be more than 600 hours of live programming annually.
ESPN will air more contests in the early rounds of the Football Championship Series postseason and Division I women’s volleyball, softball and baseball tournaments. The deal, which takes effect immediately, includes expanded coverage of the preseason and postseason NIT.
The 2012 Men’s College World Series will start on Friday, June 15. The CWS typically starts on a Saturday. Click Here to read more about the schedule change.