Big 12 sets up restrictions on Longhorn Network
Monday, August 1, 2011
DALLAS (AP) -- Big 12 athletic directors voted Monday to prohibit the broadcast of any high school sporting events on the newly created Longhorn Network for at least the next year.
The conference announced that the ADs voted unanimously to forbid such content on any medium branded as a conference or member institution platform. Controversy had been stirred up at the suggestion that Texas could show games featuring players it was recruiting on its network set to launch this month.
The athletic directors instituted a one-year moratorium and decided that it would not be lifted unless the NCAA rules that such content would be permissible. The ADs also suggested that the Big 12's board of directors should encourage the NCAA to impose a similar one-year moratorium across the country.
The group also decided that any conference game aired on the Longhorn Network would require approval of the conference and the opposing school.