Saturday, January 21, 2012

Interview With Sac State Athletic Director

Very solid interview over at Sac State Sports with Athletic Director Terry Wanless, including an interesting nugget on the TV deal with Root Sports.

Wanless, who is part of the league’s TV committee, told on Wednesday night that the conference’s nine schools paid $100,000 to have games televised on Altitude, their previous television partner. That came to about $11,000 a school. Now Root Sports will pay the Big Sky televise about as 30 events a year.

“If I can save the athletic department $11,000 and possibly bring in about $5,000-$10,000, then that’s a big win for us,” Wanless said. “Now that’s not huge dollars compared to some of the BCS leagues, but for us it’s about exposure and bringing the product into a bigger region.”
Check out his site for the full interview.

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  1. Terry Wanless, not Brad. Major fail!!!

  2. Terry, Brad. Wanless, winless. Potatoe, potato.

  3. Oops, that is a major fail!! Thanks for pointing it out, post edited!