Now something to consider here is the money Texas Tech would lose if it cancelled this game. Texas State stands to make quite a bit of money for hosting a game against Tech, and if Tech wants to back out of the game it will have to pay a substantial buyout to do so.
So not only is Texas Tech thinking about dropping a game just to avoid the Longhorn Network, but it's willing to pay to do so.
But will Tech actually have to cancel the game? A report from Chip Brown of Texas Rivals affiliate Orangebloods Friday morning stated that the LHN and ESPN will not "pursue" airing the game on the LHN, saving the WAC and the Bobcats from having to make the decision in the first place.
Assuming that report is accurate, the issue could be considered resolved before it even really got raised. But the intensity and immediacy of Tech's response still shows how deeply opposed the Red Raiders -- and likely the rest of the Big 12 -- remain towards helping the LHN.
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