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Published: Thursday, Feb. 21 2013 2:00 p.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

No need to even worry. The big 12 will never have to work around byu tv.

The big 12 decided long ago, and continues to decide each additional day, that byu is not worthy of an invite.

Sorry.

DeepBlue
Anaheim, CA

If giving up 3rd-tier TV rights were the only obstacle to gaining admission to the Big 12, this should be a no brainer - do it.

The only caveat would be BYU retaining the rights to broadcast any events not picked up by the primary 3rd-tier rights owner.

Stgeorgebyu
St. Georg, UT

Question? Why cant BYUtv and Longhorn network buy some of the tier 3 games for the other schools and show them? I am sure with at least the availability of BYUtv that would seem appealing to some of the other schools and would save the conference having to put a network and its cost, together. It would make a little money for the Y and Texas and the schools involved in the telecast.

ekute
Layton, UT

Holmoe has always insisted "There has...been...no...offer". Yet the byu fans and local media continue to speculate. It shows how much they regret they're knee-jerk reaction to Utah's acceptance into the Pac12. They should of stayed in the MWC with USU,BS,TCU,Nevada,etc. They would have AQ status now. They say how great it is with byu tv and ESPN. Keep telling yourself...I guess. Go Utes.

backpacn
Sandy, UT

If BYU and ESPN could come to a mutually acceptable arrangement on third-tier rights, it seems that BYU and the Big 12 should be able to reach some middle ground that would be mutually beneficial.

At any rate, BYU shouldn't allow this to be a serious impediment to joining the Big 12.

Y's little brother
Sandy, UT

ekute

"Yet the byu fans and local media continue to speculate. It shows how much they regret they're knee-jerk reaction to Utah's acceptance into the Pac12."

LOL at your misguided hyperbole!

BYU's move to Independence had been in the planning stages for years. A state-of-the-art HD television studio hard-wired to the Marriott Center and LaVell Edwards Stadium were already nearing completion before Utah was even invited to the PAC 12.

Utah's invitation to the PAC 12 simply relieved BYU of the responsibility of looking out for little brother and allowed BYU to pursue its own interests without having to feel guilty about leaving little brother behind.

ekute
Layton, UT

@ Y's little brother

Yet the byu fans and local media continue to speculate.
Like I said...Keep telling yourself.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

ekute

Unfortunately for U, Independence has been far more successful for BYU, than PAC 12 membership has been for U.

Every big boy conference needs its whipping boys, however, so you're filling an important role there. Colorado and WSU appreciate the company.

Clark W. Griswold
Sandy, Utah

@ SportsFan

"Every big boy conference needs its whipping boys, however, so you're filling an important role there. Colorado and WSU appreciate the company".

And BYU continues to fill their important role of being Utah's annual whipping boy. Are you ready for another beating for the fourth straight year and nine out of the last twelve games?

@ Y's little brother syndrome

"Utah's invitation to the PAC 12 simply relieved BYU of the responsibility of looking out for little brother and allowed BYU to pursue its own interests without having to feel guilty about leaving little brother behind".

Ok, if that's what you want to call BYU's obvious knee-jerk reaction. Don't you think it's ironic for BYU to declare their independence two months after Utah accepted their Pac-12 invite?

Scott Farcus
Beaver, UT

BYU is jumping over dollars to pick up dimes.

Tier1. tier2, tier3 bologna, is not were the money is at.

Holmoe need's to forget about the HD truck and get BYU into a conference asap. The window is closing.

There is more money in conference than alone with the keys to your truck.

Once the BCS conferences are aliened and your outside looking in, BYU sports will fade away like Church Basketball did. Good Luck

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

I wouldn't give up the TV either.

BYUSU
Wellsville, UT

Isn't it lucky for the U that the money the PAC 10.2 generates isn't split between the schools by their conference won/loss records.

bradleyc
Layton, UT

BYU seems to be doing just fine. I like independence and the WCC is a great league to be a part of. Go Cougars!

MyPerspective
Salt Lake City, UT

Y's little brother: "BYU's move to Independence had been in the planning stages for years. A state-of-the-art HD television studio hard-wired to the Marriott Center and LaVell Edwards Stadium were already nearing completion before Utah was even invited to the PAC 12.

Utah's invitation to the PAC 12 simply relieved BYU of the responsibility of looking out for little brother and allowed BYU to pursue its own interests without having to feel guilty about leaving little brother behind."

You really believe this, don't you. Yet, this article is about byu getting into a conference. I would have to say that DeepBlue, Scott Farcus, and other posts above are less than enthusiastic about the state of byu.

LouisD
Las Vegas, NV

Aside from Chris B's continual drivel of anti-BYU rhetoric (is there anything BYU he won't negatively comment on?) the fact is, much of the Big-12 angst over BYUtv was equally rooted in similar concerns over the Longhorn Network and Oklahoma's possible creation of a similar channel. While the LHNtv has not really caught on anywhere except in Texas where 25 million people live, Oklahoma is no bigger than Utah and does not have a world-wide attraction or tie to it the way faith does. Faith is the glue that allows Notre Dame and BYU to operate as independents and make a solid financial goal of it.

We do know now after two years of participation with the WCC, that WCC schools have not felt bullied by BYU and the regards of BYUtv have been good for them as well. Every time a WCC team appears on BYU's WWN, it means more exposure for those institutions, exposure it would otherwise never receive. In essence, each WCC school has received millions of dollars of exposure value without cost. Big-12 programs now see that which was not immediately evident two years ago.

LouisD
Las Vegas, NV

Some observations are just pathetic. BYU began the infrastructure to independence decades ago and solidified the option with the development of the broadcast center. Most observers around the MWC knew years earlier that once BYU put the new doors on the building the end was near. For some reason many (not all) Utah fans believe BYU's move to Independence was "knee jerk." There is nothing in BYU's business model that suggests the University didn't know the end game or did not understand the paradigm that was coming. If anything, BYU knew it well and had been in consultation with Notre Dame (they acting as an advisor) and with ESPN (acting as both an adviser and business partner). I think it is UTAH's fans that need to step back and chilax a bit.

BYU was planning Independence as a viable option for years. UTAH was fortunate the PAC-12 was turned down by TEXAS. It worked out well for everyone. But make no mistake about it, BYU is doing what precious few school could ever do, and doing it successfully. That is something to respect, not foolishly put down.

WON84
PLANO, TX

LouisD - you're wasting your time. As long as they and their friends continue failing to gain admission to BYU, they're going to continue coming around seeking validation...

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