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Jenni Carlson: OU chose to play Florida A&M after losing TCU as a non-conference opponent

The Oklahoman's Jenni Carlson took questions from readers in today's Power Lunch Chat. Participate in our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on NewsOK.com/Sports.
by Jenni Carlson Modified: September 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm •  Published: September 7, 2012

It's a bit different than the Longhorn Network in that it's not a stand alone channel, so your cable provider doesn't have to pick up Sooner Sports TV for you to get the programming.

Why is there no line on the OU-Florida A&M game?

It's basically because it's a lower-division team vs. OU. Lots of times, Vegas odds makers refuse to put odds on these types of games.

The OSU-Savannah game last week, for example, didn't get a line until Friday.

Where does the TV deal rank B12 teams in terms of revenue per team as opposed to other major conferences? Was it more or less than expected? 

I haven't seen a dollar amount on the TV deal just yet. I'll ask while we're chatting and see if I can get a number.

But in terms of expansion or contraction, I have to think this slows both. The per-school payout is sure to be dang big. That will make teams want to stick around. It will also make the league schools hesitant to want to expand and slice up that pie in smaller pieces. 

Read the entire chat recap here.

by Jenni Carlson
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Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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