ESPN will become the exclusive national media-rights partner for the Ivy League, carrying more than 1,100 events annually on ESPN media platforms, the league and network announced April 4. The majority of games, spanning more than 30 sports, will be broadcast on ESPN+, a new streaming service that launched in April. Beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, at least 24 Ivy League events will air on ESPN’s cable television networks each year, including six football games, the men’s basketball tournament semifinals and final, and the women’s basketball tournament final.