Commissioner says "all options on the table" in enhancing ACC's TV deal

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Commissioner Jim Phillips speaks at ACC Media Days Photo credit USA Today Sports

Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner Jim Phillips says the league is looking for ways to boost its revenue and shrink a rising financial gap with leagues like the Big Ten and SEC.

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That growing gap is stirring uncertainty about the league's long-term future. Speaking Wednesday at ACC Media Days Phillips said “all options are on the table” and that the league is having regular conversations with ESPN, on possible ways to enhance its TV deal through 2036.

The league reported record revenues and distributed $36.1 million to member schools for the 2020-21 season. However, the numbers lagged behind the Big Ten and SEC, leagues that are making aggressive expansion moves for future years.