DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference is considering
starting its own television network.
SEC presidents and athletic directors discussed the issue with
television executives this week at the league meetings. The
football and basketball deals with CBS, ESPN and Raycom are set to
expire next spring.
SEC Commissioner Mike Slive is hoping for a decision by this
fall on whether to stay with the traditional model or follow the
Big Ten and Mountain West conferences in creating a network.
Former ESPN executive vice president of college sports
programming Chuck Gerber has been working as a consultant for the
SEC on the negotiations since April.