Fox Sports 1, which launches in August, has poached its biggest name from Bristol: Bill Raftery is joining Fox Sports 1 after more than three decades with ESPN. He'll do Big East games with Gus Johnson. Enjoy that, internet.


He's going to continue doing games for CBS and Turner during March Madness. Here's ESPN's statement:

We completely understand his interest in remaining associated with the core group of schools that he’s been part of for 30+ year. We wish him the absolute best in his next chapter and thank him for his incredible contributions to ESPN.

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