AP Source: MAC agrees to 13-year deal with ESPN

Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

(AP) - A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Mid-American Conference has agreed to a new 13-year contract with ESPN. The agreement gives the network all television distribution rights to the league's football games through the 2026-27 season.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal was still being completed and did not reveal financial details.

The MAC has three years left on its current eight-year deal with ESPN that pays the conference about $1 million per year.

The person says the new deal reworks the final years of the old contract. The new agreement also gives ESPN rights to some MAC men's and women's basketball and Olympic sports.

The MAC has found a niche on TV with late-season weeknight football games on ESPN.

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Scores & Schedules

July 31, 2015 07:07 GMT

AM Prep-Scores and Skeds

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Thursday's Games

Detroit 9, Baltimore 8

Toronto 5, Kansas City 2

Boston 8, Chicago White Sox 2

Texas 7, N.Y. Yankees 6

Houston 3, L.A. Angels 0

Minnesota 9, Seattle 5

Cleveland 3, Oakland 1

Friday's Games

Detroit (Farmer 0-2) at Baltimore (W.Chen 5-6), 7:05 p.m.

Kansas City (Cueto 0-0) at Toronto (Hutchison 9-2), 7:07 p.m.

Tampa Bay (E.Ramirez 8-4) at Boston (E.Rodriguez 6-3), 7:10 p.m.

San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-5) at Texas (N.Martinez 5-6), 8:05 p.m.

Arizona (R.De La Rosa 8-5) at Houston (Feldman 4-5), 8:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Eovaldi 10-2) at Chicago White Sox (Rodon 4-3), 8:10 p.m.

Seattle (T.Walker 7-7) at Minnesota (Milone 5-2), 8:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 8-6) at Oakland (Graveman 6-7), 9:35 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Santiago 7-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 8-6), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Thursday's Games

San Diego 8, N.Y. Mets 7

Washington 1, Miami 0

Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 1

Cincinnati 15, Pittsburgh 5

St. Louis 9, Colorado 8

Chicago Cubs 5, Milwaukee 2

Friday's Games

Atlanta (W.Perez 4-0) at Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 1-5), 7:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Locke 5-6) at Cincinnati (Lorenzen 3-5), 7:10 p.m.

San Diego (Kennedy 6-9) at Miami (Phelps 4-7), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (G.Gonzalez 8-4) at N.Y. Mets (Harvey 9-7), 7:10 p.m.

San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-5) at Texas (N.Martinez 5-6), 8:05 p.m.

Arizona (R.De La Rosa 8-5) at Houston (Feldman 4-5), 8:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hammel 5-5) at Milwaukee (Jungmann 5-2), 8:10 p.m.

Colorado (K.Kendrick 4-11) at St. Louis (Wacha 11-4), 8:15 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Santiago 7-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 8-6), 10:10 p.m.

WNBA

Thursday's Games

Phoenix 78, Tulsa 66

Friday's Games

Seattle at Connecticut, 7 p.m.

Washington at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Los Angeles at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

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