AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 3: University of Texas fans cheer on the Longhorns as they play the Rice Owls on September 3, 2011 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. This was the debut game for the new Longhorn Network, a partnership between the University of Texas at Austin and ESPN. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
When teams schedule heavy weights such as Texas they usually do it for the huge pay day as well as the chance to boost recruiting by being shown on a prominent network. However, by being on the Longhorn Network it will be on less television sets than the Mtn. was.
The only legal ways to watch the Longhorn Network are through Verizon Fios which is available nationwide as well as a handful of cities in Texas on Grande Communications. There will likely be some sports bars that could show the game, but not sure how many have Verizon Fios over DirecTV since they usually pick the latter due to NFL Sunday Ticket.
Too bad the Wyoming is on this limited available network, because in my opinion Wyoming has an outside shot of pulling off the upset.
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