Originally Posted by Prison Bitch
Assuming a conference even exists. One could make an argument (a very credible one) that if Texas left there is no valuable TV contract. At least not one worth 20M/yr to each member. If that is the case then essentially Fox does own the GOR because they can sue Texas via the Big 12. or directly if Big 12 isn't legally viable.
It's a mess. But it could be that Texas is more tied to the GOR than Baylor is since they create damages by leaving, Baylor doesn't.. You can only sue someone for actual damages, not perceived (or even written) damages. If Texas agrees to a 1B clause on the GOR but it's proven they only did $1M in damages, the courts will only award the 1M as actual damages regardless of what a contract said.
In the case of your first paragraph, Fox does not need to sue Texas at all. They simply stop paying the Big XII. I.E. if Texas was to suddenly leave, there would be measurable financial damages to the other schools of the Big XII, because they would not be getting their checks from Fox for 18-20 million per year, because Fox would declare the contract null and void. Fox would not have to sue anyone. The Big XII could sue Texas, and expect to recieve any compensation that Texas would get from any Tier 1 or Tier 2 programming.
I am not sure you understand what a GOR is.