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What the AAC’s new media deal with ESPN means for the conference

#Power6 just got more interesting. AAC commissioner Mike Aresco’s been putting together a compelling case for the conference to be among the Power conferences. Now, they’ve taken another step in the right direction.

American Conference agrees to new media rights deal w/ESPN thru 2031-32, @Ourand_SBJ reports. AAC would receive an average of nearly $7 million per school annually

— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) March 19, 2019

ESPN is commits an average of $83.3 million per year to the conference for 12 years. That’s a significant jump from the $20 million the conference was making per year in their previous deal.