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April 19, 2010 at 7:25 AM

CBS-Turner Outbids ESPN For NCAA Tournament

ESPN will not increase it’s current $800 million per year bid for the NCAA tournament and it looks as if the NCAA officials will choose the $840M CBS-Turner bid to televise what might be a 96-team tournament next season, according to Sports Business Journal.
Under the existing agreement, the NCAA would received $710M from CBS.
The NCAA is hoping to attract ESPN because it has multiple channels and media platforms.
If CBS-Turner lands the broadcasting rights, the tournament will most likely increase and it will be aired on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.
MONDAY MORNING LINKS:
— After five weeks and several missteps, it looks like Oregon is now focused on Mark Gottfried, the former Alabama coach who resigned last year.
— UWTV and FSN will re-televise Washington’s stunning upset against 75-62 against then-No.1 ranked Stanford tonight at 7 p.m. You can find UWTV on channel 27 in the Puget Sound on most cable providers. For more information, visit uwtv.org.
— It seems like all of the recruiting buzz this season is focused on Kentucky coach John Calipari, who admits he’s not a fan of the current one-and-done rule.

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