The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and ESPN have extended their media rights agreement through 2027. Under this deal, ESPN+ and ESPNU will air nearly two dozen SIAC football games, including the SIAC Championship. In addition, ESPN will have exclusive rights to the men’s and women’s SIAC basketball tournament preliminary rounds.
“We are very proud to both continue and broaden our media relationship with ESPN to provide the SIAC with the best and most meaningful opportunity to showcase our member institutions and student-athletes on both ESPN networks and streaming platforms,” SIAC Commissioner Gregory Moore said.
“We also appreciate ESPN’s commitment to our league, which will enable us to generate exciting live game content and produce compelling complementary programming for our fans.”
SIAC is home to some of the most prestigious historically Black colleges and universities in the nation. Most notably, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University and Tuskegee University are members of the conference. ESPN also has media rights deals with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
“We are delighted to expand ESPN’s relationship with the SIAC for the next several years,” Dan Margulis of ESPN added.
“One of the top NCAA Division II conferences in the country, we look forward to being the home for many of the SIAC’s biggest football and basketball matchups as we further spotlight their talented student-athletes and member institutions and continue our commitment to supporting HBCU athletics.”