Texas canceled it's series with Minnesota officially this week, ending a few weeks of speculation on the subject. Despite the fact that the article is actually about UM as in Minnesota, I think there's a telling quote from the Minnesota AD regarding the conference, and future want of Texas as an opponent:
Minnesota athletics director Joel Maturi says the university is "extremely disappointed" the series won't take place. He says the video rights issue is complex and beyond its control.
Does this mean that the Big Ten has a video rights standards that Texas wouldn't agree to? Would they agree to it if the fish was a bit bigger?
Despite the fact they played Ohio State recently, that was before the Big Ten Network really solidified itself as a money maker. I'm wondering if a recent television contract put the Big Ten in an unfavorable position.