Texas officials talked with Big 12 athletic
directors and presidents this week about the upcoming launch of the
Longhorn Network in hopes of calming fears it gives the Longhorns
an unfair advantage over their rivals.
Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds tells The Associated Press
that Texas wants to avoid any NCAA problems if the network airs
high school games that have Longhorn recruits. He says the NCAA has
no rules on broadcasting high school games and the school has asked
Texas struck a 20-year, $300-million deal with ESPN for the
network, a move that caused some to question whether Texas was
gaining too much power over the rest of the Big 12.
Texas A&M regents were expected to talk about the network at a
private meeting Thursday.
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