The Longhorn Network's decision to air high school football games has been a key source of controversy in the Big 12 over the past couple of weeks, but that decision appears to be on hold.
Big 12 ADs met today. 1-year hold on HS games on The Longhorn Network. They'd like you to know all is hunky-dory. Lotsa love/trust in room.
The Longhorn Network is an ESPN-sponsored network. The controversy really got going when it came out that the network would air high school games, both in Texas and outside it, and that Texas would have discretion to determine which games it would pick.
Then Dave Brown, who oversees the network, said it would be used to show Longhorns fans footage of unsigned recruits. That could create an advantage that other schools didn't have.
Texas A&M and Oklahoma spoke out against the Longhorn Network, and it appears they're getting their way, for now. Time will tell whether the Big 12 conference adopts a rule preventing this sort of thing from happening, as Oklahoma's president has suggested.