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NCAA is watching The Longhorn Network. Closely.

Posted on: August 26, 2011 7:00 pm
Edited on: August 26, 2011 7:05 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

The controversal Longhorn Network launches Friday at 6 p.m. central time but before taking the air (to only a handful of minor cable operators) the NCAA wanted to deliver a message to ESPN and Texas about their joint venture before flipping the switch: We're watching you. Very, very closely.

The NCAA is monitoring content on the Longhorn Network and its news coverage of high school sports. With respect to NCAA bylaws as the Association has continued to review the issue, acceptable content is limited to scores, statistics, standings and news video used to report those details. 

We will continue to monitor the Longhorn Network to determine if the content is produced within those guidelines.

After being denied the chance to televise high school games, network executives later announced they would instead limit programming to highlights of selected games. This, ESPN has argued, is allowable because they are news and don't fall under the broad definition of high school programming. Seems like the NCAA is making sure all parties realize there are some limits to this however.

So for now the NCAA is sitting back in their recliners and watching an All-Access look into Mack Brown's program and the latest news about the Longhorn swim team, keeping an eye out for programming that goes beyond the lines.

Illustration by Tom Fornelli

Comments

Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 7:40 pm
 

NCAA is watching The Longhorn Network. Closely.

Thats right the Big Ten has thier own network.... or did you not know..dumb A@@!



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 9:17 am
 

NCAA is watching The Longhorn Network. Closely.

The picture looks about right for Texas, TV on the floor with rabbit ear antenna and burnt oragange shag carpet.



Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 7:48 pm
 

NCAA is watching The Longhorn Network. Closely.

Good lord. What is the point of the hideous illustration that goes along with this story?

As if i couldn't have imagined the NCAA "watching" the LHN, without this doozy? I hope someone didn't get paid for that. 



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 5:20 pm
 

NCAA is watching The Longhorn Network. Closely.

How can the NCAA be watching the LHN?  No cable/satellite providers are carrying it right now!



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 1:32 pm
 

NCAA is watching The Longhorn Network. Closely.

It still wont help them beat OU, they can have every recruit they want, heck they already get that, dont matter what your TV network shows, replays of the loss to OU, A&M, OSU, or even Iowa State at home, how about that 5 - 7 season last year, lets roll the clips of that again, or maybe Mack Borwn news conferences where he sounds like Mr Haney from "Green acres"  telling everyone why he hasnt picked a goat to play quarterback yet.  Horns you always make me smile.  LOL



Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:01 am
 

NCAA is watching The Longhorn Network. Closely.

You can bet the NCAA will be glued to this channel 24/7 for the rest of the NCAA life or the life of the TLN. THe NCAA is still trying to figure out how they can milk some money out of this situation.


Actually, the Espn hasn't figured out how to milk the money yet.  Sheesh, they don't even carry it in AUSTIN!



Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:26 pm
 

NCAA is watching The Longhorn Network. Closely.

you will have your own sory a!@ networks soon that nobody will watch

Not everyone feels the need to copy Texas...



Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: August 28, 2011 12:24 pm
 

NCAA is watching The Longhorn Network. Closely.

The network is the begining to the end of the NCAA, a new way of life is comming for college sports . I feel sorry for all of you HATERS out there you will have your own sory a!@ networks soon that nobody will watch.  HAHAHAHA !!! 




Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: August 28, 2011 11:05 am
 

NCAA is watching The Longhorn Network. Closely.

once again you have to smell your own behind, because TEXAS once again is the top merchandising school in the NATION! even after a 5-7 year
Yeah we have people here that will buy anything if you slap a Husker logo on it too... you know what we call those people? "Idiots." All this Texas merchandising you brag about benefits YOU how exactly?



Since: Sep 19, 2010
Posted on: August 27, 2011 6:26 pm
 

NCAA is watching The Longhorn Network. Closely.

For all you bashing TEXAS, KISS OUR BIG A**, if this was USC, Alabama or Florida all you whinners would be all for it, well sorry, ya"ll didn't TEXAS did so just deal with it! As for as nobody watching the LNW, sorrry once again you have to smell your own behind, because TEXAS once again is the top merchandising school in the NATION! even after a 5-7 year, HA!HA! It just chaps your A** don't it! Oh please take the farmers(Aggies)


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