Berry Tramel: Texas got strong-armed
Here's the way the story goes.
Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe went into a war room and over a weekend convinced television networks to pony up hundreds of millions of dollars more than anyone believed possible, for a weakened football conference.
And the University of Texas, which knows where every available dollar in collegiate athletics is stashed, suddenly said, "Wow”?
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