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Looks like everything truly is bigger in Texas. Including television contracts for the Longhorns. While this may not be the best season on the field for Mack Brown’s team, UT football got some great news today.
According to Chip Brown, publisher of OrangeBloods.com, the Longhorns are about to sign the best deal in college football TV.
Per Chip: “Texas’ decision to turn down the Pac-10, where the Longhorns would have had to give up their right to start their own TV network is turning out to be a smart one. Sources tell Orangebloods.com, ESPN will pay Texas $12 million annually beginning in the fall of 2011 to distribute UT’s independent television network. That would make Texas the top TV revenue-producing school in the country with a total haul expected to reach $32 million per year beginning in 2012-13.”