Report: OU & Texas reach out to join SEC

1UNI2ISU

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Problem is with two 16 team leagues there’d be two odd men out. Don’t know how that’d shake out.

TCU and Baylor get the boot. The PAC12 will not take a religious based school under any circumstances.

They'll hold their noses and take KState and TT academics before they go the religious route.
 

isucy86

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Additionally, this may immediately allow for the Big 12 to renegotiate a TV rights contract as there is a change in schools, which means they would be in the advantageous spot of being the first conference to the table to strike up an agreement with the new, big-time streaming players to the rights game.
The reason we are in this situation is the Big12 approached ESPN/Fox last fall to see if if they would negotiate early. The response was NO.

Pretty obvious ESPN & Fox weren't prioritizing the Big12 and that was when Texas and OU were in the Big12.

Although, it would not surprise me that ESPN was already part of the UT/OU to SEC move.
 
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BCClone

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The reason we are in this situation is the Big12 approached ESPN/Fox last fall to see if if they would negotiate early. The response was NO.

Pretty obvious ESPN & Fox weren't prioritizing the Big12 and that was when Texas and OU were in the Big12.

Although, it would not surprise me that ESPN was already part of the UT/OU to SEC move.
Your last paragraph was it. They already knew and/or told them why don’t you go to the SEC and we will say no.
 
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SEIOWA CLONE

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I don't think private or public matters. Northwestern is a private institution.
True, what I am saying is would the state of California allow UCLA to leave, knowing full well that the other state school will die because of it. Politics on the west coast is a little different than in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma.
 
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isucy86

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Again, FOX owns the PAC inventory right now at 100%. Why would they have any interest letting half of their other cash cows team up with the B1G where ESPN currently has a minor foothold? They’re giving their content away, and as so giving up being relevant in college football rights if that is the case.
Right now FOX televises select Pac12 games. The majority of Pac12 games are through Pac12 Network, which the Pac12 owns.
 
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Pretty obvious now that Nebraska was right to leave.
Absolutely not. If Nebraska had stayed they may be relevant today and have a chance now to ascend to the top of the pecking order as the flagship program in the Big 12. Instead they are an afterthought.
 

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