Rose Bowl inks new TV deal with ESPN

2012-06-28T10:08:00Z Rose Bowl inks new TV deal with ESPNBy Patrick Finley Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 28, 2012 10:08 am  • 

The Rose Bowl will be aired on ESPN through 2026, the network said today in a statement, solidifying the home of the game whose future will include a national championship semifinal in certain years.

The Pasadena, Calif., game agreed to a 12-year extension that begins in 2015. Each year, the game will air at 2 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Jan. 1, unless the day is a Sunday, in which case it will move to Jan. 2.

ESPN will air the game even when it is the national semifinal in the playoff structure agreed to earlier this week. 

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