They want to avoid the LHN enough to consider playing only 11 games in 2012.
Texas Tech's first road game is on Sept. 8th, at Texas State. ESPN announced that the game would be carried on of their networks but they did not specify which one.
Guess which one they are thinking about putting the game on?
#TexasTech is considering canceling the Texas State game, playing just 11 games this fall.— Chris Level (@ChrisLevel) June 22, 2012
Texas State is a newly minted member of the WAC, and ESPN owns their media rights. the WAC recognized the Longhorn Network as an official ESPN platform after the network agreed to air all six of UTSA's 2012 home games. And now ESPN would liike to put the Texas Tech game against the Bobcats in San Marcos on the LHN.
Tech is not amused.
The Red Raiders are making noises that they would rather cancel the game, pay a buyout to Texas State and just play 11 games in 2012 than show up on the Longhorn Network. It is probably just a ploy to try and get ESPN to put the game on another channel.
Yep, this whole new "brotherhood" that is the Big 12 where it is all for one and one for all is getting off to a great start.