Big 12 releases statement after conference call on Texas, Oklahoma
The Thursday conference call among Big 12 – minus Oklahoma and Texas – athletic directors and CEOs had the attention of the college football community. As CFB insiders shared details about what was said on the call, the conference decided to release a statement of “highlights” from the call to various media outlets.
Here’s the Big 12’s statement:
- Oklahoma and Texas are founding members of the Big 12 and we value their traditions and history of success.
- The eight members strongly desire to retain the current composition, which has proven it can compete at the highest levels.
- There is a recognition that institutions may act in their own self-interest, however there is an expectation that members adhere to Conference bylaws and the enforcement of Grant of Rights agreements.
- This is a time of dramatic change within intercollegiate athletics that presents both opportunities and challenges, and the Big 12 Conference looks forward to continuing to play a major role in its evolution.