Even without a name, the athletic conference USF will soon play in has a seven-year, $126 million TV contract with ESPN -- a deal worth about $1.5 million annually to USF Athletics.
However, citing industry sources, ESPN reports if this new conference loses two schools, the deal can be terminated.
NBC Sports Network's contract divided the league into Group A (Connecticut, Cincinnati, Houston and Temple) and Group B (the remaining members, including USF), sources said.
The media rights deal can be terminated if either two Group A schools leave or one Group A and one Group B school leave. If two Group B schools leave, the contract will be renegotiated, sources said.