In 10 1/2 years of operating SbB, I’ve never been sued or been faced with any serious legal action. None.
(Texas Tech rep IMG fired legal guns 72 hours after SbB’s BCG revelations)
Over the years I’ve reported on Texas Tech quite a bit - especially as it pertains to Mike Leach, and more recently, Tommy Tuberville and Billy Gillispie. The accuracy of those numerous reports has never been specifically disputed on the record by anyone associated with Texas Tech.
If you’ve read my exhaustive coverage of the unfortunate circumstances of Leach’s departure from the school, you’re well aware of the varying forms of documentation I’ve posted that portray Texas Tech officials - and others associated with the school - in an unflattering manner throughout the former football coach’s legally-challenged ouster.
In addition to Leach and Tuberville, on August 23 I reported details of the regrettable early tenure of newly-hired Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie. None of the facts of that story have been challenged on the record by anyone associated with Texas Tech.
(TT rep IMG included “Truth” image linked to Leach book in SbB complaint)
On August 26, yesterday, I received an email from the company Texas Tech uses to oversee its licensing: IMG. The email, originated from IMG’s “enforcement” department, claimed that SbB’s use of the Texas Tech logo was, in fact, illegal.
The text of the email is below. [Note: IMG owns and operates ‘Collegiate Licensing Company’, ‘CLC’]
Please find attached a letter from the Collegiate Licensing Company Legal Department. Thanks.
Judy Martin | Enforcement & Compliance Assistant
IMG College and The Collegiate Licensing Company - an IMG Company
VIA CERTIFIED OR ELECTRONIC MAIL
August 26, 2011
Sports by Brooks
Re: Unauthorized Use of Texas Tech University Trademarks
This letter serves to put you on notice of the proprietary interests of Texas Tech University. Read more…