CBS announced as new home for Big Ten football championship game

The Big Ten Conference added a championship game to the football season in 2011. Wisconsin would defeat Michigan State 42-39 for the first ever conference championship game in the Big Ten. Every year since then, Fox has been home to that last Big Ten game of the year… but that all changes in 2024.

It was announced that CBS will televise this year’s Big Ten championship game on December 7. With the new deal struck last year between Fox, CBS and NBC to broadcast Big Ten games, it appears there will be a rotation of those networks to broadcast. the game. CBS will get the 2024 and 2028 games. Fox will air the 2025, 2027 and 2029 championship games, and NBC will take over the 2026 slot.

CBS is synonymous with SEC football and has broadcast the SEC championship game since 2001. But that partnership ended in 2023 when ESPN acquired the rights to Southeastern Conference games.

It will feel a little strange not to hear Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt call the final game of the Big Ten season, but change has always been a part of this sport and it will continue to be so.

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