AP sources: ESPN out of Big Ten TV rights negotiations | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) β€” As the Big Ten prepares to become a 16-team coast-to-coast superconference with the addition of USC and UCLA in 2024, it is ending a relationship 40 years with ESPN and is moving towards partnerships with two new networks.

Two people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Big Ten is seeking a seven-year deal worth $380 million a year to broadcast its football and basketball games from ESPN, and the network refused.

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