SEC, ESPN form network

Posted: May 3, 2013 at 12:20 a.m.

ESPN president John Skipper, left, SEC commissioner Mike Slive, center, and ESPN Senior Vice President of Programing Justin Connolly, right, answer questions from the media during a news conference announcing the launching of the Southeastern Conference Network in partnership with ESPN, Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Atlanta. The network will produce 1,000 live events each year, including 450 televised on the network and 550 distributed digitally. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jason Getz)

The Southeastern Conference is tightening its grip on college athletics.

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