Fox Withdraws Bid to Carry BCS Games After 2009

Kenny Ducey@kennyduceyContributor INovember 18, 2008

The Fox Network announced today that it will withdraw its bid to carry the BCS games after 2009. It appears that ESPN/ABC, who outbid Fox by $25 million, will end up winning the bidding war and getting the rights to carry the games. Fox currently airs four of the five bowl games: the Fiesta, Sugar, and Orange Bowls, and the National Championship game.

ESPN/ABC, who appears to be the leading contender to get the games, currently has a separate contract to air the Rose Bowl. With a purchase of the other four game rights, they would air every big BCS bowl game and possibly become the leader in NCAA D-I Football broadcasting.

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