ESPN has signed an exclusive deal with one of the premier college conferences, the network has announced.
Collegiate sports events in the Atlantic Coast Conference will be shown exclusively on ESPN, part of a 12-year pact between the organizations.
The ACC includes basketball powerhouses Duke and North Carolina, along with teams such as Boston College, Wake Forest and North Carolina State, which often make the NCAA basketball tourney.
George Bodenheimer, president of ESPN, Inc., and ABC Sports, and John Swofford, ACC commissioner, confirmed Thursday that all conference football and men’s basketball games, as well as women’s basketball, Olympic sports matchups and conference championships, will be broadcast on ESPN.
The deal commences in 2011-12 and runs through 2022-23.