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    What Big 12 schools are "officially" required to be in the same conference?

    I know that a sufficient amount of political wrangling could tie any schools together, but are there schools that are required to be in the same conference by existing laws, or agreements etc.?

    Supposedly there is some agreement between KU and KSU? Is this verified?

    How about OU/OSU?

    Are any of the Texas schools required to be in the same conference?


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    Re: What Big 12 schools are "officially" required to be in the same conference?

    As far as I can tell, none of the above.



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    Re: What Big 12 schools are "officially" required to be in the same conference?

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    As far as I can tell, none of the above.
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    Re: What Big 12 schools are "officially" required to be in the same conference?

    I believe KU and KSU are tied by some legislature agreement.



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    Re: What Big 12 schools are "officially" required to be in the same conference?

    Quote Originally Posted by ItsCYence View Post
    I believe KU and KSU are tied by some legislature agreement.
    Nobody has been able to verify this. It seems like an urban legend.



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    Re: What Big 12 schools are "officially" required to be in the same conference?

    Hi guys, Sooner here been lurking since the **** hit the fan.

    There are NO ties between OU/OSU, its a myth. To my knowledge this is only a Texas phenomenon


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    Re: What Big 12 schools are "officially" required to be in the same conference?

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    Nobody has been able to verify this. It seems like an urban legend.
    Could be an unwritten rule.


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    Re: What Big 12 schools are "officially" required to be in the same conference?

    I don't think there's anything formal that KSU/KU or OSU/OU have to remain together. The probably haven't had to worry about it for 50 years or whenever the Big 8 was formed.

    But they're all state schools and hence have some political clout. And that's about all a legislature can do to influence a conference. And they have reason to do so, as we are seeing with what may happen to ISU.



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    Re: What Big 12 schools are "officially" required to be in the same conference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    To my knowledge this is only a Texas phenomenon
    Is it even true in Texas?



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    Re: What Big 12 schools are "officially" required to be in the same conference?

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    Is it even true in Texas?
    Supposedly wasn't it the case that the Texas legislature held the Big 8 hostage with UT and A&M, and forced Baylor into the mix? Or Tech?

    Something like that...



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    Re: What Big 12 schools are "officially" required to be in the same conference?

    I am pretty sure that Texas and Texas A & M have to be in the same conference.



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    Re: What Big 12 schools are "officially" required to be in the same conference?

    I'm pretty sure the Texas thing is true. You know Texans and their sports.



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    Re: What Big 12 schools are "officially" required to be in the same conference?

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    Is it even true in Texas?
    Yes.. All the Texas schools are joined... one isn't free to move without the others



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    Re: What Big 12 schools are "officially" required to be in the same conference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    Hi guys, Sooner here been lurking since the **** hit the fan.

    There are NO ties between OU/OSU, its a myth. To my knowledge this is only a Texas phenomenon
    What is the political climate like in OK regarding this conference alignment issue? For example, if the Pac-10 offered OU but not OSU, would your state legislature or body that governs the universities try to intervene in any way?


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    Re: What Big 12 schools are "officially" required to be in the same conference?

    My take after several lame threads on our future is that we need to join the finest bball conference around, because it looks like the Big Ten and PAC 10 have the inside rope on football revenues and membership.

    Let's get Memphis, KU, KState, BYU, Louisville and others in a bball conference. Remember awhile back we claimed to be a bball school.

    We now have a nice group of bball coaches to help out our mission. Go get 'em, JP.


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