ABC believed bowl expansion devalued deal

Updated: November 19, 2004, 10:42 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- The Bowl Championship Series won't be on ABC after next season.

The network that has been the home of college football's four major bowl games since the current system for crowning a national champion was implemented in 1998 has pulled out of contract negotiations with the BCS.

Earlier this month, the BCS opened up the bidding for the broadcast rights to the Orange, Sugar and Fiesta bowls after being unable to come to an agreement with ABC during the exclusive negotiating ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?