With a new TV deal comes increased exposure, and starting this year both Arizona State and Arizona will have more of a national presence.
According to ESPN Media Zone, ASU and UA will be on the ESPN family of networks three times each.
Of course, it is not as if the schools have been picked because of their own success. Arizona State’s games against Missouri, USC and California made the cut, while Arizona’s battles with Oregon, Stanford and UCLA will be seen by a wider audience.
Still, this is a great chance for the conference, which will have an even greater national presence in the coming years, to begin to make a name for itself. With Oregon, Stanford and Arizona State ranked in the preseason top 25, winning games with everyone watching is a great way to gain some notoriety.