Re: School networks and third-tier rights...
The difference is that the SEC actually has first shot at those third-tier rights per the conference bylaws/agreement. So if they ever wanted to organize a conference network (which they will do eventually), they don't have to ask the schools to give up their rights. They already have.
That's why a Longhorn Network would never happen. And why the Sunshine Network is nothing like the LHN.
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