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Old 02-25-2013, 03:07 PM   #6420
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Originally Posted by Prison Bitch View Post
The GOR was signed with Fox I believe, not the Big 12. So KU and any other conf would be dealing with Fox. Not university presidents. Now, that's really bad because Fox would crush these folks in a courtroom. However.......It's a really good thing if Fox wants to swap out KU from one of their conferences to another, in which case they wouldn't care to waive the GOR.


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You think wrong. The conference owns the rights, and fox, along with ESPN, pay the Big XII a nice sum of cash to use said rights and broadcast games. Here is a basic explanation of the granting of rights provided by KU's own sports site (edit...not sure if this website is officially part of KU or not):

http://www2.kusports.com/news/2012/d...ement-and-why/

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In its most basic form, the Grant of Rights agreement is written permission by the 10 members of the Big 12 Conference to hand over control of their television rights to the conference for the agreed-upon term of 13 years. The agreement pertains only to the Tier 1 (ESPN/ABC and FOX national games) and Tier 2 (ESPN or FOX regional games) rights and does not include Tier 3 rights, which include endeavors such as The Longhorn Network, Jayhawk Network or any other broadcast produced by the individual schools.
Fox has no power to release any university from its obligations to the Big 12. Can Fox exert influence? Sure, they have enough money at stake that the powers that be in the Big XII would at least listen, but at the end of the day, the GOR gives the Big XII the control over the Tier 1 and Tier 2 media rights.
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