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Fox pulls out of bidding for next round of BCS games

Updated: November 18, 2008, 12:51 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Fox Sports has decided to pull its bid on the next round of television rights for the Bowl Championship Series college football games.

Fox's four-year deal with the BCS ends after the 2009 season (and the games in January 2010). The Bowl Championship Series says it is close to a deal with ESPN.

"Currently, over 98 million homes receive ESPN," BCS coordinator John Swofford said in a statement. "With the ever-changing technology and as we look toward January 2011, when the ...

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