Kansas leaving the Big 12? KU to new conference reportedly picking up steam
It’s looking more like Kansas could be the next program to leave the Big 12.
Mike Vernon appeared on 610 AM in Kansas City to discuss conference realignment, particularly how it relates to Kansas. Vernon shared, that from what he is hearing, KU moving to the Big Ten is starting to look more likely compared to as recently as 24 hours ago.
Let me clarify: I am HEARING this is more possible than it was just 24 hours ago. I think there may be some truth to this message board rumor and am working to find out more. https://t.co/kLZjBxkqH3
— Mike Vernon (@M_Vernon) August 3, 2021
Kansas has been linked to the Big Ten since Texas and Oklahoma reached out to the SEC. It was Vernon who reported on July 23 that Kansas “set up a conference call with the Big Ten.”
Just over a week later, the official Kansas Athletics Twitter account shared a widely-mocked graphic that appeared to be advertising KU to potentially interested conferences.