Red roundup: Pac-12 reaches 12-year deal with ESPN, Fox

Published: Tuesday, May 3 2011 9:00 a.m. MDT

Money and lot's of it is coming Utah's way. The Pac-12 has reached a 12-year television deal with ESPN and Fox that will net the conference $2.7 billion over 12 years. The deal, which is expected to be announced as early as tomorrow, will give the league more than $225 million per year for football, basketball and Olympic sports rights. The Utes will work into a full share over three years, eventually netting nearly $19 million on an annual basis.

— Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News breaks down the TV deal.

— Bud Withers of the Seattle Times is reporting that the official announcement of the TV deal is expected to come at the conference's spring meetings.

— The Portland Trail Blazers aren't saying whether they will exercise a team option to bring Andre Miller back next season.

— And finally, a Kansas City Chiefs blogger wonders if anyone from the NFL saw the Utes play last season. He mentions Shaky Smithson, Zane Taylor and Sealver Siliga as pro prospects.

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