Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

August 16, 2013

W.Va. Radio proposal to WVU offered a fraction of IMG's

CHARLESTON — Public records show a competitor trying to block IMG College from finalizing its new contract for media rights to West Virginia University sports events promised less than $6 million in profits.

That’s compared with more than $78 million that North Carolina-based IMG promised over 10 years.

The Charleston Daily Mail obtained the numbers through a Freedom of Information Act request.

West Virginia Radio Corp. projected WVU would reap $5.7 million over 10 years under its offer. It’s now suing in Monongalia County Circuit Court as it tries to salvage broadcasting work it lost after 70 years.

In all, IMG’s deal guarantees WVU at least $86.5 million over 12 years.

It was WVU’s second attempt to award the contract. WVU rebid after an investigation found errors in the first attempt.

Text Only
College Sports
Local Sports
Sports Videos
Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Tennessee Titans NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Atlanta Falcons NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Carolina Panthers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Houston Texans NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Jacksonville Jaguars Too Hot or Too Cold: Brewers and Rangers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Oakland Raiders With The Sixth Pick, The Atlanta Falcons Select... Insiders Alert: Green-Beckham Dismissed From Missouri Football Team Olympic Great Michael Phelps Ending Retirement Draft Preview: Chris Davis Draft Preview: Jay Prosch Watson: 'I'm always going to cry' Is the use of pine tar considered cheating? Draft Preview: Jake Matthews Draft Preview: L'Damian Washington
Pro Sports