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

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Kearns, UT

Wow. Biggest conference TV contract in history.

Salt Lake City, UT

Wow what a payday!! Unbeliveable!! What a great day to be a Ute!

Cedar Hills, UT

So all this time Utah wasn't supposed to get ESPN exposure. Well, looks like they did after all. At the tune of about 19 mil a year as well.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

July 1, 2011 can't get here soon enough!!

Ann Arbor, MI

hmmmm, it appears ALL the media networks want a piece of the PAC12. From what I've heard from our regular trolls is that ESPN wasn't intrested in "west coast" sports. I guess not.

Latest word is the 225 million is a conservative number. The actual number could be as high as 250 million.

The best part is that this does not include the PAC12 network.... wich in time could generate over 20 million on an annual basis.

When it's all said and done Utah could be netting as much as 22 million on an annual basis.

Cougar Eat Ute
Cedar Hills, UT

Well played my red freinds. Well played.

Chris Bryant

"BYU fans are going to try and justify this until they are blue in the face, but make no mistkae, this hurts to see."-Hans Olsen, former BYU defensive lineman.

Salt Lake City, UT

FYI the NY Times is saying the deal is over $3 Billion

Ann Arbor, MI

"BYU fans are going to try and justify this until they are blue in the face, but make no mistkae, this hurts to see." -Hans Olsen, former BYU defensive lineman.

I think it needed to be spelled out in writting for the BYU fan to truly understand the magnitude of the desperacy between Utah and BYU athletics.

The truly painful part for the tds will now be living the desperacy.

Bountiful, UT

Wow, just wow.

sports fan
Provo, UT

Cougar Eat Ute
you made me chuckle.
this deal makes me happy, i dont know why we as fans care about how much our respective schools make at the end of the month but for some reason we all do. go figure.

Bottom Line
Draper, UT


The only discrepancy appears to be a minor amount of money. It certainly isn't in wins and losses. Of course that is easy to quantify so you will ignore it.

Game For Any Fuss
Draper, UT

BYU's TV deal with ESPN = $1.2 million x 3 games per year, for 8 years.

Utah's TV deal with ESPN = $19 million per year for 12 years.

Ann Arbor, MI

THis just in

The New York Times is now reporting that the Pac-12 television deal is worth an estimated $3 billion over 12 years or $250 million per year. Earlier reports believed the deal was worth $225 million per year.

Got my feet on my desk and lighting up a big fat cigar!

Eagle Mountain, UT

I am a BYU fan first and I am not blue in the face with envy as crisbryant would like me to be. BYU has a great thing going also. It is what they want at this time. I am very happy for the Utes and would love to see them reach the top of the PAC. It would be great for the state of Utah. This money should get their entire athletic program back in the black and get some quality facilities built. I say congrats to the Utes.

Murray, UT

Truly great to not only get the money but the exposure as well. USC will not be going anywhere. The Trojans will stay put in the PAC 12. ESPN locked up BYU for eight years for a pittance. Now will come the trolls with the worn out and over played comments about Utah being the bottom feeders of the PAC 12 and getting all the 2d and 3d tier TV scheduling. They are so unhappy with their situation that they have to pull others down.

St. George, UT

Wow, so it's all about money now? If it's all about money, I'm pretty sure that BYU has exponentially more money available to it than the entire Pac 12, but who cares? It's about the gridiron. When it comes to "money," BYU has more than it will ever need (not to mention a fan base that is 10 times bigger than the U). Am I missing something?

Riverton, UT

And somehow all that money still equates to annual tuition hikes, increased temptations to recruit illegally, lowered values, and teams from smaller conferences (not making that money) still coming up with regular victories over the big money teams. How does it feel Ute fans to make an overnight transformation and become what just a year ago you hated. One of the big boys rubbing it in the other teams face because you make so much more money than them.
You have all of this money, but it certainly won't end up in the students pockets and it won't make much difference on the field, court, pool or whatever. Utah was already one of the best teams in the country in several sports, is that going to change much?

Salt Lake City, UT


"Am i missing something?" You miss BCS game pretty regularly, while Utah goes to them so yes you are missing quite a bit.

Lindon, UT

Looks like this article did not bring out the "trolls" like Hedgie and others indicated, so they had to be the "trolls" and put what they thought the so called "trolls" would say in their own mouths. Nice.

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