Illinois AD Josh Whitman met with the media Monday for the first time since the B1G announced its new media rights package. That deal runs through the 2029-30 season and will place football and basketball broadcasts across FOX, CBS and NBC networks.

One interesting aspect of the new deal relates to B1G basketball broadcasts. As a part of the deal, up to 47 men’s basketball and 30 women’s basketball games directly on Peacock.

Whitman addressed that topic Monday and noted it will be around 20% of regular-season men’s basketball games will be put on Peacock. Whitman noted there are advantages and disadvantages to every decision but also pointed out Peacock is a “growing platform.”

For what it’s worth, the Peacock aspect of the media rights deal is one that a number of fans were frustrated about on social media. We’ll see how it plays out in time.