In a ruling today, the NCAA put the smack down and ESPiN and the University of Texas
demand desire to broadcast high school football games. The NCAA has ruled that it "will not allow the televising of high school games on school or conference networks." This has to be considered a fairly substantial blow to ESPiN executives who had given every indication they were going to ignore the Big 12's decision to ban high school games and UT administrators who got called on their b.s. and will surely look even more pathetic when they try and play off this decision as 'no big deal.' On a personal level, I'm happy to see the NCAA actually grow a pair and not bow down to UT's wishes and bags full of money.
The inevitable question this decision brings into focus is whether this decision will have an effect on current drama queens Texas A&M? The Longhorn Network and its considerable reach was one of the main issues causing their fan base's chants of SEC-SEC!. Now it definitely wasn't the only problem, but their problems with "an embarrassing inferiority complex and an irrational superiority complex" (quote source so good I had to borrow) are pretty much incurable so not much they can do about that. However according to "insiders", this decision will have no effect on their desire to flee for the "security and stability of the SEC."
This news makes me even more skeptical that they're going anywhere, but I'm sure Beerguy will be here shortly to tell me how stupid I am. Can't wait!