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  •  So, your expectation is that... (0+ / 0-)

    a) the university tells
    b) the athletics association to tell
    c) the sports marketing company to tell
    d) individual radio stations that they can't buy both State U AND Rush.

    That is a complete non-starter.  You can't even make a non-compete clause work in that context; there have been cases in which collegiate radio networks tried to enforce exclusivity clauses (as in "if you sign to broadcast State U games, you can't sign with any other university sports networks"), and those failed miserably.  (I know of one radio station which is a member of three university sports networks.  To the best of my knowledge, the radio station decides which to broadcast if/when conflicts occur.)

    Seriously, you're way off base on this one.  Even if you were to convince a university to attempt such a thing, it wouldn't survive the inevitable legal challenge.  Competition law would strike it down in a heartbeat.

    •  no. A tells B they can't do business with C (1+ / 0-)
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      or something to that effect.

      easy. might take a little time but start the process.

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 01:10:28 PM PST

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      •  You don't seem to get it. (0+ / 0-)

        As soon as you put that in a contract--and it would have to be an explicit clause in the contract--you're inviting a lawsuit which you WILL lose.

        Compare your idea to that of a contact stating, "If you buy my pretzels, you can't buy his hairspray;" that's precisely what you suggest would be "easy."

        Seriously - find an attorney, describe exactly what you suppose is so "easy" about it, and ask whether such a contract would be enforceable.

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