Topeka Kansas higher education officials on Monday contacted their counterparts in Oklahoma and Texas urging them to stay in the Big 12.
“A 10 institution Big 12 Conference appears to be a win-win for all involved,” said Kansas Board of Regents Chair Jill Docking of Wichita. “Our universities, students, alumni, and state would all benefit from K-State’s and KU’s continued affiliation in a Big 12 consisting of the 10 remaining universities,” she said.
“A 10-institution Big 12 would an extremely bright future,” she said. Last week, Colorado and Nebraska said they were leaving for the Pac-10 and Big Ten, respectively.
The regents sent the letter to higher education officials at Texas, Texas A&M;, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.