Tale of the Tait

Realignment Today: 11:06 p.m. - Sources, reports indicate Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe on way out

Matt Tait

**11:06 p.m. Update:** Tonight was my wife's birthday and I tried to stay away from the blog for a night but it didn't work. Something had to happen. According a report from Mike DeArmond, who covers Missouri, Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe is planning an exit from his post. ...

Realignment Today: 10:22 p.m. - Big 12 sources: Pac-12 not expanding; Pac-12 releases statement confirming news

Matt Tait

**10:22 p.m. Update:** Here's the full statement from the Pac-12: *WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — In light of the widespread speculation about potential scenarios for Conference re-alignment, the Pac-12 Presidents and Chancellors have affirmed their decision to remain a 12-team conference. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said, “after careful review we have ...

Realignment Today: 9:41 p.m. - KS board of regents to meet Thursday; Beebe speaks; and OU, UT authorize presidents to act

Matt Tait

**9:41 p.m. Update:** Getting into the late hours of the night, especially on the east coast (which is relevant now, right?) so we're probably winding down for tonight. But I just came across this strong summary of the day's events from coast to coast. One of the most interesting notes ...

Realignment Today: 7:19 p.m. - Reports say UT, Texas Tech, OU and Okie State headed west; KU?

Matt Tait

**7:19 p.m. Update:** I'm hearing now that reports of the Texas and Oklahoma foursome heading west may be a little premature. That is to say, at this point, it's not a done deal, though it certainly still could happen. The sources I talked with tonight did not specify what that ...

Realignment Today: Syracuse and Pitt to ACC a done deal? KU to follow?

Matt Tait

**7:19 p.m. Update:** Boy, how things can change while you're watching a team get pounded on the field... I can only imagine that ACC officials have been talking realignment all day if things have changed as much as some are reporting. This update from speaks to the ACC cooling ...

Realignment Today, 5:03 p.m. - Regents at OU, UT each set Monday meetings

Matt Tait

**5:03 p.m. Update:** Just a quick note about a couple of Tweets from's Chip Brown that just popped up. First: Brown says that the Monday meetings scheduled at both Texas and Oklahoma will be about authorizing each school's presidents to handle negotiations for realignment. That would open the door ...

Realignment Today: Meeting of Big 12 presidents/chancellors set for today canceled. But why?

Matt Tait

**5:18 p.m. Update:** Great column here by Dennis Dodd, of CBS Sports, who examines just who the people behind the names on these oh-so-important boards of regents are these days. Dodd paints a pretty unflattering picture of these people and their concern for college athletics. In doing so, he ...

Realignment Today: UT to ACC gaining steam, plus east or west for Kansas?

Matt Tait

**7:49 p.m. Update:** So, we're down to this. Unless there's some major news in the next couple of days, we'll spend at least the next 72-96 hours linking to columns and analysis of this whole mess. I'm sure somebody, somewhere, will say something, but it's not likely to be very ...

Realignment Today: Report indicates 'The Big 12's done' and more talk about OU to the Pac-12

Matt Tait

**6:38 p.m. Update:** Just realized that the last update is an absolute mess. Welcome to my world. Let's try to simplify it with an update on my conference realignment probability wheel. 1. Big 12 30% 2. Big East 30% 3. ACC 15% 4. Pac-12 13% 5. Big Ten 7% 6. ...

Conference realignment comes roaring back as reports of OU to Pac-12 resurface and SEC officially accepts A&M

Matt Tait

**7:24 p.m. Update:** Meanwhile, the Missouri board of curators is meeting tonight — the meeting was previously scheduled — and, when it does, its members will see an agenda item that is just vague enough to include talk about realignment. Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton is the current chair of the ...

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