Report: WVU Looking to Extend Big 12 Media Rights Through 2031
According to The Daily Athenaeum, WVU’s student newspaper, West Virginia University is in talks about extending their Big 12 media rights deal through 2031. The school’s Board of Governors voted on an unanimous decision on Friday.
This comes weeks after the Big 12 Conference extended their media rights deal with ESPN and Fox Sports until the 2030-31 academic year. Currently, WVU’s media rights deal with the conference goes until June 2025.
The deal with the Big 12 and ESPN/Fox Sports is believed to be worth a total of $2.28B. That equates to an annual average of $380M. The Big 12’s relationship with the two major sports networks will now extend through the 2030-2031 athletic seasons. There are two years remaining on the conference’s current deal with both ESPN and Fox Sports, which runs through the 2024-25 season at an annual average of $220M in its final years.