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#26 OFFLINE   maartena

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:32 AM


Cool video!

But I think we are getting WAY off topic here...... back to Longhorn. :D
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:30 PM

Some of your points are valid but LHN is pretty much only good locally (as much as the others are) and for about 10 hours a year.


At least half of Texans hate anything to do with the shorthorns. Take Texas A&M they were so disgusted by it they left the conference for better or worse.
I think it was a great move pulling potential recruits they would of never had a chance to get. Guys and gals that want to compete in a much better conference the SEC can now stay near home.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:40 PM

At least half of Texans hate anything to do with the shorthorns. Take Texas A&M they were so disgusted by it they left the conference for better or worse.
I think it was a great move pulling potential recruits they would of never had a chance to get. Guys and gals that want to compete in a much better conference the SEC can now stay near home.


Ummm....not quite, but I can see how someone might think that.

A&M left for the only reason a team switches conferences....money, on two fronts. First of all, it's getting a better deal in the SEC. Also, it would have been very, very, tough to compete on the recruiting front with UT-Austin, given the Disney money that's just now coming in.

And yes, UT Athletic Director Dodds did indeed invite the Ags to come with them and form a Texas Sports network. The Ags for some reason didn't think it was a good idea. UT then went out on its own and Disney threw buckets of money at it.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:51 AM

In what may be the beginning of SOME kind of movement on LHN, it was reported this weekend that the UT Regents are in "negotiations" with ESPN.

The University of Texas System board met this week and was supposed to address the issue, but it was put off. UT president Bill Powers said that it wouldn’t make sense to discuss it while negotiations with ESPN were underway.

Negotiations? I thought they just closed this deal a year ago?



Here's the link to the whole story from Jack Hambrick at The Digital Texan ....the operative part is buried way down low.

http://digitaltexan....0/#.UDjyREQwRGE

And in a somewhat related issue, The University has shown that it is ready to spend big bucks on broadcasting. It already runs two FM stations, one a student training ground, but the other is one of the highest-ranked stations in the market. Well, UT just purchased a commercial FM station for about six million, with the intent of turning it into a second NPR outlet.

At least that ESPN money is being put to good use! :lol:

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:35 AM

In what may be the beginning of SOME kind of movement on LHN, it was reported this weekend that the UT Regents are in "negotiations" with ESPN.

Here's the link to the whole story from Jack Hambrick at The Digital Texan ....the operative part is buried way down low.

http://digitaltexan....0/#.UDjyREQwRGE

And in a somewhat related issue, The University has shown that it is ready to spend big bucks on broadcasting. It already runs two FM stations, one a student training ground, but the other is one of the highest-ranked stations in the market. Well, UT just purchased a commercial FM station for about six million, with the intent of turning it into a second NPR outlet.

At least that ESPN money is being put to good use! :lol:


Sigh. Why do alums or fans think their school is unique? Large universities run multiple radio and even TV stations.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:28 AM

The Big 12 Network will have wider distribution than the Shorthorn Network.
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