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Scupino

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How about Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State & UNLV joining
the Pac-12?
3leftturns

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Is this a post from 5 years ago? Or is there a new push?
LoCard

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It's unclear to me what value (from a brand perspective) those schools would bring to the P-12.

Additionally, it appears to me that Texas has for some time enjoyed "getting its way" and pushing the other schools in the B12 conference around for its benefit.  They seem to expect to be treated as "first among equals" on all major issues.  I don't think that type of behavior would be tolerated for five seconds in the P-12 (a conference that has a pretty egalitarian environment and approach to its member schools).
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UNLV would never happen. They'd have to make Texas an offer that trumps the LHN which would be impossible to do without pissing off the rest of the conference.
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No to all of them sheesh!  I really hated it when the conferences started really straying from the regional thing.  It's bad enough they let Colorado in the conference, but that's a real stretch with Oklahoma, OSU and Tejas.  UNLV location fits, but sports programs do not.
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No to all of them sheesh!  I really hated it when the conferences started really straying from the regional thing.  It's bad enough they let Colorado in the conference, but that's a real stretch with Oklahoma, OSU and Tejas.  UNLV location fits, but sports programs do not.


Tell me any of those schools would bring to the table financially? LHN closely tied to ESPN. They won't give up or share their money. BigXII considered expanding and opted against it. Him many PAC12 teams are willing to share $$$ with outsiders?
OSU, OU & UT are best suited for other conferences, Big10 or SEC, but don't see all of that happening either. Football is what rules and decisions are made by.
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The Pac-12 is not going to expand. 12 is the right number. They need to reboot their network, going from seven networks to four (CA, NW, MTN, and NAT), with more content moving to a streaming platform (Pac-12-Plus?).
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The Pac-12 is not going to expand. 12 is the right number. They need to reboot their network, going from seven networks to four (CA, NW, MTN, and NAT), with more content moving to a streaming platform (Pac-12-Plus?).



One should be able to see ALL Pac 12 network games, not just some of them!
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One should be able to see ALL Pac 12 network games, not just some of them!
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NatRx

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And it'd be great if DirecTV could hurry up and get a contract with Pac-12 Network already. They've been saying for at least the last 5 years that "it's in the works"
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And it'd be great if DirecTV could hurry up and get a contract with Pac-12 Network already. They've been saying for at least the last 5 years that "it's in the works"[/QUOTE


Not sure if its Direct TV, Takes two to tangle. Pac 12 refuses to negotiate. 
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One should be able to see ALL Pac 12 network games, not just some of them![/QUOTE

What bugs me is they have several channels, yet they will block off games up north and only feed LA games. We should be able to watch all games in the Pac 12
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I would imagine you can get the other regional networks with an upgrade to service
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One should be able to see ALL Pac 12 network games, not just some of them!


The difference between "broadcast" and "streamed" games is disappearing, with Sling TV (carrying the ESPN/2/3, regional Pac-12 Networks, SEC/+ Network, etc.) and other online outlets available on Roku, Apple TV, etc., competing with cable/satellite providers. Granted, ESPN3 on Sling TV is a mess, but will undoubtedly be improved.


lotsoffish

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One should be able to see ALL Pac 12 network games, not just some of them![/QUOTE

What bugs me is they have several channels, yet they will block off games up north and only feed LA games. We should be able to watch all games in the Pac 12
conservtv

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In Tucson, many UofA softball games are listed in PAC 12 Network programming, but not shown.  All but one channel will be blank.  The network gets customers excited with the number of games they are going to carry, but then doesn't provide the promised coverage.
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One should be able to see ALL Pac 12 network games, not just some of them![/QUOTE

What bugs me is they have several channels, yet they will block off games up north and only feed LA games. We should be able to watch all games in the Pac 12



Precisely what I'm talking about, plus I can't see the Tucson games either unless they are on national Pac 12.
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In Tucson, many UofA softball games are listed in PAC 12 Network programming, but not shown.  All but one channel will be blank.  The network gets customers excited with the number of games they are going to carry, but then doesn't provide the promised coverage.


After the channel flip, you only get Pac-12 National - you need to add the local regional channel through the Sports Entertainment Package. You can still stream all of the Pac-12 networks, in HD, through Pac-12 Networks Live (http://pac-12.com/live).

To view ALL six of the Pac-12 Regional Networks on your TV, in HD (and save money):

Drop down to a non-sports channel tier (Digital Basic or Digital Economy on Comcast), get a Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, etc., and subscribe to the Sling TV Orange package ($20) and its Sports Extra ($5). (You'll need a WiFi router to connect wirelessly.)

Orange Package sports channels: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3.

Sports Extra sports channels: Pac-12 Regional Networks, SEC Network, SEC Network+, ESPNU, ESPNews, NBATV, NHL Network, etc. (Note: No BTN.)

You can now also get the Pac-12 Regional Networks through the Blue Package ($25) and its Sports Extra ($10), but no ESPN channels. Or both Orange and Blue Packages ($40) and Sports Extras ($10).

3leftturns

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Or an HDMI cord
Kurosawa

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If you want to be tethered to your TV - you also still need to be subscribed to a tier that includes Pac-12 National ($150+? on Comcast unless on a deal) to stream from Pac-12 Live.
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