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Not mentioned, however, was that ESPN is not an unbiased observer offering objective analysis. The...

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Not mentioned, however, was that ESPN is not an unbiased observer offering objective analysis. The network has a $3.6 billion long-term television contract with the ACC. Notre Dame enhances the value ESPN extracts from that deal. Moreover, losing Notre Dame detracts from the Big East which (a) turned down a previous extension from ESPN (b) has a negotiating window presently with ESPN and (c) may soon end up the asset of one of ESPN’s competitors.

ESPN Should Mention Conflict of Interest Covering Notre Dame’s Move to ACC | The Big Lead
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