"We decided to keep all the channels we have currently, except for ESPN, based on the cost of that package," said Todd Hollingshead, University Communications information and financial manager.
In ESPN's place, BYU added CBS College Sports.
During negotiations for the new digital contract, campus television evaluated all of its existing packages and found that the ESPN package cost more than the combined price of all the other channels. The BYU administration could not justify the cost.
"It's something that's unfortunate but it's understandable why they made the change," sophomore Abram Clay said. "You just live with it and go from there."