(August 1, 2011) -- Big 12 athletic directors voted Monday to prohibit
the broadcast of any high school sporting events on the newly
created Longhorn Network for at least the next year.
The conference announced that the ADs voted unanimously to
forbid such content on any medium branded as a conference or member institution platform. Controversy had been stirred up at the
suggestion that Texas could show games featuring players it was
recruiting on its network set to launch this month.
The athletic directors instituted a one-year moratorium and
decided that it would not be lifted unless the NCAA rules that such
content would be permissible. The ADs also suggested that the Big
12's board of directors should encourage the NCAA to impose a
similar one-year moratorium across the country.
The group also decided that any conference game aired on the
Longhorn Network would require approval of the conference and the