The Big 12 is stable, though the Longhorn Network issue isn’t going away. Texas Tech was told its Sept. 8 visit to Texas State would be played on “an ESPN platform.” After being informed said ESPN platform might be the Longhorn Network, Texas Tech officials were not pleased. They may buy out the game rather than appear on the network.
Tech learned of this possibility several days ago, and according to the source, is “adamantly opposed to playing on the Longhorn Network” and is “putting serious consideration into canceling the game and playing an 11 game schedule” this fall.
Tech refused to play Texas on the Longhorn Network last year. The WAC, which already signed a deal with the Longhorn Network to show UTSA’s home games, controls the broadcast rights for the game.
[Update: Chip Brown is reporting that ESPN will back down and not try to show this on LHN]
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