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    Conference commitment (via Lew Perkins' press conference)

    Came across this article and found this, which I had not heard anywhere else (FWIW):

    The Big 12 schools signed an agreement to stay in the conference 10 years. If other things happen, it could be longer. Perkins says he has no reason to fear that any other Big 12 team will bolt on the league. All indications are that the teams are in the Big 12 for the long haul.

    "Cliff's Notes version: Lew Perkins press conference, 6/16/2010" by The Newell Post / LJWorld.com



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    Re: Conference commitment (via Lew Perkins' press conference)

    So for all the naysayers, the conference will still be around when the TV deals are eventually struck


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    Re: Conference commitment (via Lew Perkins' press conference)

    If that's the case, then we have a decade to fix all our problems, ladies and gents. Let's not squander it...


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    Re: Conference commitment (via Lew Perkins' press conference)

    good read...

    Kansas Jayhawks AD Lew Perkins: Five schools developed 'business plan' to keep Big 12 - ESPN

    this was also a good article...nothing we didn't know already...just clears a few things up?!



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    Re: Conference commitment (via Lew Perkins' press conference)

    Quote Originally Posted by CY9008 View Post
    good read...

    Kansas Jayhawks AD Lew Perkins: Five schools developed 'business plan' to keep Big 12 - ESPN

    this was also a good article...nothing we didn't know already...just clears a few things up?!
    Huge loss for the conference when Perkins steps down.



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    Re: Conference commitment (via Lew Perkins' press conference)

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    Huge loss for the conference when Perkins steps down.
    Umm, Perkins may not exactly be stepping down because it is his decision. Some shady stuff has gone on in the KU athletic department.


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    Re: Conference commitment (via Lew Perkins' press conference)

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    Umm, Perkins may not exactly be stepping down because it is his decision. Some shady stuff has gone on in the KU athletic department.
    Not saying that, but the man is pretty powerful in college athletics.



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    Re: Conference commitment (via Lew Perkins' press conference)

    lets see if there are any teeth in that agreement. if the fine for leaving isnt significant, it isnt worth the paper its printed on.



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    Re: Conference commitment (via Lew Perkins' press conference)

    Its funny how Beebe never mentions this during his press conference. This seems like kind of a big deal to me. I wouldn't have been nearly as ****** off as I was if I knew this.



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    Re: Conference commitment (via Lew Perkins' press conference)

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Its funny how Beebe never mentions this during his press conference. This seems like kind of a big deal to me. I wouldn't have been nearly as ****** off as I was if I knew this.
    Seems to me there has been a concerted effort this time around to not leak all of the details and leave things vague.



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