Is ESPN the main force behind realignment in college sports?
For all that ESPN has lent to the growth of major-college athletics — through on-air exposure and with rights-fees payouts that schools have fed into stadium improvements, luxurious locker rooms and huge contracts for top coaches — there's an undercurrent of concern about the influence of the self-proclaimed Worldwide Leader in Sports. It's not just that its tentacles are everywhere: They're everywhere at once. (USA Today
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