Posted July 18, 2012

Report: College football title game rights worth at least $200 million


The rights to the college football championship, which would pit the winners of the four-team playoffs recently approved by university presidents, may cost more than the entire Bowl Championship Series package did last year.

The Sporting News’ Matt Hayes reports the deal for the singular title game could be more than $200 million.

The four-team playoff is set to begin in the 2014 season. The two playoff games will rotate among six bowl sites, while the championship game will be held at a neutral site on the first Monday in January.

ESPN recently extended its contract with the Rose Bowl, forking out nearly $80 million per year until 2026 according to the SportsBusiness Journal. The article also stated that total package rights could cost as much as $600 million.