Big Ten could be the first conference to reach mega deal for media rights

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With the current media deal for the Big Ten set to expire, the conference is in line to get a new deal. They could be on the track to earning a record deal.

According to John Ourand, they could be the first to get $1 billion per year in media rights. He spoke on a podcast with Andrew Marchand. “From what I am told.” Ourchand said, “the Big Ten Conference is going to be the first college conference to earn more than $1 billion per year in media rights.”

That is quite a huge number to try and wrap our heads around. With the number of schools in the conference, that is a huge payout for schools. This could help close the gap with the SEC in terms of how much they can pour into their athletic programs in terms of facilities.

It remains to be seen which networks would line up to land this massive deal.