Jack Martin
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Chancellor comments on Big 12 agreement, invitation of TCU

Thu, 10/06/2011

Bernadette Gray-Little

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LAWRENCE – Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little today commented on the agreement by Big 12 Conference leaders to measures that ensure stability moving forward, as well as the invitation extended to Texas Christian University to join the conference.
“The Big 12 board’s approval of equal revenue sharing and the granting of television rights to the conference demonstrate a commitment to the Big 12 by its member universities.  This is an outcome KU has sought throughout this process, and it is one that I’ve been seeking as a member of the conference’s stability working group.
“Stability heightens the appeal of the conference as we look at expansion.  KU supports the invitation of TCU to join the Big 12, and Jayhawks hope to start competing against the Horned Frogs next season.  KU recruits many students from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, and we have a strong alumni base there, so TCU’s addition to the conference would definitely be a plus for our student-athletes and fans.”

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