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@BonzaiB While I'm not positive about A&M, it was mentioned back in 2011 when rumblings began about Missouri joining the Aggies in a move to the SEC, that Bernie Machen from Florida and Brady Deaton, chancellor at Missouri had served on committees together and had been talking about MU possibly switching leagues back in 2010. Florida, Vanderbilt and Georgia were big supporters of adding AAU schools.
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Absolutely correct. If/when a conference network is formed, they'll want the content.
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@AllTideUp @MU and A&M don't have much of a history. I think Arkansas is a much better rival for us.
1 year, 6 months ago on MU's Pinkel Waiting For Tigers-Razorbacks To Be Made Official
I would assume an SEC network would work the same way the Big Ten's does. Cable providers, DirecTV, etc pay more for subscribers in a conference "footprint" than outside of it. The Big Ten network receives $1.00 per month I believe from each subscriber whether they ever watch it or not. However, they receive about a nickel from states outside that footprint. The trick is getting it on your basic cable package, which Slive and company may well be powerful enough to get done. That's been the big failure of the Longhorn network. But if you have an SEC channel in with the rest of the ESPN networks sitting on basic cable, you've just discovered a gold mine. It doesn't matter how many people watch it, you're still being paid for it.
1 year, 6 months ago on Everybody Agrees: An SEC Network Would Make It Rain