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MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league’s new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference at uncertain time for college athletics.

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Pick 6: Star players on struggling teams

The next time you turn on the television and see a couple of sub-.500 teams slogging along, desperately hoping to just get bowl eligible, don’t turn it off.

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AP Source: MAC agrees to 13-year deal with ESPN

The Mid-American Conference has agreed to a new 13-year contract with ESPN, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The agreement gives the network all television distribution rights to the league’s football games through the 2026-27 season.

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BALLOT BREAKDOWN: FSU No. 1 in AP preseason poll

In this Jan. 6, 2014, file photo, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher reacts after his team won the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game against Auburn in Pasadena, Calif. Finish No. 1. Start No. 1. Even Bobby Bowden’s best Florida State teams never did that but Fisher’s Seminoles will. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is out. Take a look at how the ballots break down, and find out what to watch for when the college football season begins this month:

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Pick 6: Coaches on the rise

In this Oct. 19, 2013, file photo, Toledo head coach Matt Campbell talks during an NCAA college football game against Navy in Toledo, Ohio. Now that Chris Petersen has left Boise State for Washington, college football needs another coach from outside the so-called Big 5 conferences that will have his name come up for almost every big job. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Now that Chris Petersen has left Boise State for Washington, college football needs another coach from outside the so-called Big 5 conferences that will have his name come up for almost every big job.

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