Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne expressed concern today that plans to show high school sporting events on the University of Texas’ unnamed network that will partner with ESPN in September could be construed as a violation of NCAA rules.
“I can’t speak for the NCAA,” Byrne said. “But I would imagine the governing body will look into the use of a collegiate television network airing games of prospective student-athletes. I understand networks such as FSN and ESPN airing high school sports, but whether or not employees under contract with a university that may have additional contact would seem to be an issue.”
_ Jimmy Burch