Originally Posted by alnorth
No one would sue Texas.
ESPN or Fox would simply show up at their stadium, televise their game, and send the money to the Big 12 to split. If UT is not in the Big 12, they get no split.
I think you do not understand the GOR on a fundamental level. Big 12 schools do not own the right to televise their own games. The conference does, and if they are not a member, they wont get a cut of the money gained from their games. The school would have to sue the conference to get their rights back, and that lawsuit would fail miserably, because there is not a country on the face of the earth that protects property rights more strongly than the USA.
Thats why there is no getting out of the GOR, unless the conference for some bizarre reason lets them out, or unless there are enough votes to dissolve the conference.
It does make me wonder what would happen if the departing team didn't grant access to the network crews. I mean, Kansas doesn't have the right to broadcast their games, but are they legally required to provide access?