ESPN inks multiyear pact with WCC


NEW YORK -- ESPN announced a new multiyear agreement with the West Coast Conference through the 2010-11 season that will give the conference airplay on ESPNU, ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC.

The WCC includes Pepperdine University, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University, University of Portland and Gonzaga. Financial terms of the agreement weren't disclosed.

The deal includes at least 10 WCC events on ESPNU per year, including at least seven men's basketball games from within the conference and the WCC Tournament semifinals and championship televised on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC.

It also includes rights for, the ESPN360 broadband service plus video on demand, ESPN Deportes and other units.