Posted August 23rd, 2009 by Brian
Filed under: Football

The Longhorns first two games of the 2009 season aren’t exactly against marquee competition and the TV listings show it. It could be about to get worse. The Horns’ September 12th game against [tag]Wyoming[/tag] is currently slated to be on Versus, but negotiations between the TV network and DirecTV may cost many Texas fans the opportunity to the see the game. If an agreement can’t be reached by August 31st, DirectTV subscribers will no longer be able to view the network.

Even worse for fans, the usual way to see a sports game you can’t watch at home is to head to your local sports bar. Unfortunately, most sports bars and restaurants are also DirecTV customers and also won’t have the game. It may be time to start looking through your Facebook friends for Dish Network customers.



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  1. reply to  #1

    pat smith

    So will it be broadcast on Dish TV or Direct or neither

  2. reply to  #2


    This sux!! Versus needs to get their act together and stop being greedy at the expense of us Horns Fans!!! I love Direct TV and don’t see why Versus is being so difficult! Hook’Em!

  3. reply to  #3


    @pat smith: Only DirecTV is affected, shouldn’t have any issues getting it if you have Dish Network.

  4. reply to  #4


    DirectTV is the one at fault here. They gouge the public and give lousy service. I’m going back to Dish Network immediately.

  5. reply to  #5


    Go Pokes!!

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