Texas president suggests revenue sharing an option

Texas president Bill Powers says stability is the No. 1 priority for the Big 12 and suggests Texas is open to new revenue sharing. But athletic director DeLoss Dodds indicates Texas won't be sharing Longhorn Network revenue.
FROM WIRE REPORTS Published: September 21, 2011
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The network created uncertainty in the Big 12 and Texas A&M said it was a big reason why the Aggies will leave the Big 12 by July for the Southeastern Conference if legal issues can be cleared up.

Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne earlier this month said the Big 12's revenue-sharing plan lends itself to instability as the Huskers opened their first season in the Big Ten. Each Big Ten school received $22.6 million this year — about twice as much as Nebraska could have expected if it had stayed in the Big 12.

Powers said all issues are subject to discussion when talking with other Big 12 schools in the next few days.

"A lot of these issues that you hear (about) whether its revenue sharing or whatever, we've been working on long before," he said. "We will continue to work on those. I'm not going to prejudge on how those will come out. There are not any preconditions for the conference coming back together.

"We want a stable, workable conference going forward," Powers said.

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