ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 25: Defensive back Brad Hawkins #2 of the Michigan Wolverines attempts to tackle running back Isaih Pacheco #1 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the third quarter at Michigan Stadium on September 25, 2021 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gaelen Morse/Getty Images)

The Big Ten is about to get, well, bigger.

According to reports CBS and NBC are expected to join FOX Sports in broadcasting live Big Ten college games, specifically football. While Fox has owned rights to Big Ten Games through it’s Big Ten Network for the “A-games” CBS and NBC are expected to get the “B-slate” of games with CBS broadcasting games at 3:30 in the afternoon, and NBC getting primetime. NBC’s streaming service Peacock will also get a number of games to carry.

According to the report on, Amazon also has a bid out for the package, but CBS and NBC are clear frontrunners.

With the addition of USC and UCLA to the Big Ten conference, the networks are lining up to pay big bucks to get their hands on Big Ten action. Reports are the conference could eclipse one-billion dollars in rights-fees, with CBS expected to pay roughly $350 million for the late afternoon slot.  With CBS in the mix for the BIG Ten, it means the end is near for SEC games on CBS. It is expected the SEC would move to ESPN.