Andrew Marchand and John Ourand spend much of the pod peppering ESPN’s Burke Magnus, this week’s Big Get, with questions about the college sports landscape. Magnus discussed what happened during Big Ten media rights negotiations and how ESPN views upcoming Pac-12 and Big 12 negotiations. Magnus also discusses how ESPN plans to schedule SEC and ACC games next year and talks about the future of SEC Network and ACC Network.
Pod topics include Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s latest venture, Amazon’s failure to get Big Ten or UEFA rights and CNN’s decision to move away from media reporting. Marchand and Ourand also talk about whether Disney plans to spin off ESPN, Ted Leonsis’ purchase of NBC Sports Washington, broadcasters’ support of women’s sports, Amazon’s “Thursday Night Football” debut and the Little League Classic.