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E-mail hints at Texas in Big Ten addition talks

June 4, 2010

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— An e-mail sent by the president of Ohio State to the commissioner of the Big Ten hints that the conference is pursuing Texas as part of its expansion plans.

Ohio State President Gordon Gee told Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany in an April 20 e-mail that Gee had spoken with University of Texas president Bill Powers.

In the e-mail obtained by The Associated Press, Gee writes that Powers would welcome a call to say they have a "Tech" problem.

It's not clear what that means, but Texas Tech is one of Texas' rivals in the Big 12 conference.

In another e-mail, Gee told the Big Ten commissioner that the conference controls its own destiny, but must move swiftly.

The e-mails were first reported by The Columbus Dispatch.

Comments

Steve Jacob 4 years, 6 months ago

Texas to the Big 10 makes much for sense for the Longhorns then the Pac 10.

Steve Jacob 4 years, 6 months ago

I am still of the belief a weakened Big 12 would pickoff top Conference USA or Mountain West teams just for BCS reasons, not the other way around.

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