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Texas Tech would rather not play than play on LHN

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08:27 AM ET 06.22 | Just how touchy are things in Texas when it comes to the Longhorn Network? Texas Tech's Sept. 8 road game against Texas State may be broadcast on the Longhorn Network, an athletic department source with direct knowledge of the situation told RRS.com's Chris Level and Aaron Dickens on Thursday. ESPN announced earlier this month that the game would be carried on one of its platforms, but did not specify which. 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. "We are extremely disappointed," the source told RRS.

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June 22, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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puszzey is as puszzey does. Don't blame them though, losing to Texas State would be a major embarrassment

ROFLMAO!

Seriously, though. I would NOT want to play Aubie/MooSt/whoever, win or lose, and have it be on, say, UGaly's Dawgpoop network. I understand their unhappiness.

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June 22, 2012  08:57 AM ET
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why would it matter.

You answered that in post #1. Risk of sharting the bed.

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June 22, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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Wow, you get some unusual channels for sure, no wonder you are on here instead of watching the tube.

The Bumfrack cable company has always had a strange sense of what channels to carry.

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June 22, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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ROFLMAO!Seriously, though. I would NOT want to play Aubie/MooSt/whoever, win or lose, and have it be on, say, UGaly's Dawgpoop network. I understand their unhappiness.

True, but ESPN has always stated that they will position LHN as a regional ESPNU-type station. You agree to play a team, you get their TV deal.

To me its no different than any school playing an SEC team on CBS.

June 22, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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I am just trying to help out. It could be on LHN and I won't watch.

I would catch a little, just to seen TSU.

I'm curious as to how the transition will go and to see the new stadium.

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June 22, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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I dont remember a non-SEC school playing an SEC school on CBS...help me out

I remember a GA-GaTech game a couple of years ago. That's when it struck me how big the SEC/CBS hype machine truly was.

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June 22, 2012  09:59 AM ET

If they want to avoid being shown on Tier 3 channels, stop scheduling LSOPs for all the non-conference games.

June 22, 2012  10:03 AM ET
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I remember a GA-GaTech game a couple of years ago. That's when it struck me how big the SEC/CBS hype machine truly was.

That game was probably not the CBS "SEC Game Of The Week", even if it was on CBS. Pretty sure that agreement is SEC vs SEC only, but I could be wrong.

June 22, 2012  10:03 AM ET
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If they want to avoid being shown on Tier 3 channels, stop scheduling LSOPs for all the non-conference games.

This was my sentiment. They cancel against TCU and add TSU; you get what you bargain for.

June 22, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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HMM... Maybe they rotate that w/ ABC..Dont remember seeing a FSU/UF game on there..could be wrong though

FSU-Gators on CBS Nov 2009
Georgia-Georgia Tech on CBS Nov 2008
ain't Wikipedia wonderful?

 
June 22, 2012  10:10 AM ET
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HMM... Maybe they rotate that w/ ABC..Dont remember seeing a FSU/UF game on there..could be wrong though

Game I remember was good game, GT won something like 45-41.

But, to your point, it is a rare deal. But happens occasionally.

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