There are no rules in the Big 12 Articles of Incorporation that prevent members from talking to other leagues, but the conferencing school is supposed to notify the leagues if they do.
This is similar to having a speed limit sign at 45 mph in the middle of the desert.
Texas and oklahoma Now that it’s gone, all the “loyal” members of the Big 12 are trying to see if there are better alternatives elsewhere.
None of these new conference coordination makes sense, but reason and plausible geography are no longer important.
Those with the remaining Big 12 schools don’t want to have anything to do with the American Athletic Conference. They don’t want to take any of those schools and don’t want to merge.
This is the worst case, but it could eventually apply to the remaining eight Big 12 members.
According to people familiar with both Texas Tech and TCU situations, Tech and Oklahoma State have contacted to join Pac-12. And the TCU is already reaching out to the conference.
Of the remaining Big 12 members south of Kansas, Tech and Oklahoma may have the best chance of landing on Pac-12, but there are many steps to take to do this. So many steps that it may not be possible.
Shortly after the SEC officially confirmed that Texas and Oklahoma had applied for participation in the league, Pac-12 launched its annual Football Media Day on Tuesday.
George Kliavkoff, Pac-12 Commissioner, almost immediately acknowledged that the league was “getting a lot of attention from many schools” regarding expansion.
As the first commissioner, Kliavkoff may want to mark him and try out the extension.
Save this in your mind: If the league grows, this is only temporary.
College football is heading for the NFL-lite system, which consists of 30 to 50 teams and two meetings. That is the final destination.
Until then, Pac-12 will check if Oklahoma, TCU, Baylor, Texas Tech, and others are suitable additions.
The Pac-12 Media Rights Agreement between ESPN and Fox expires in 2024, and if the league expands, executives from both networks will have a significant say.
One of the factors that favors the remaining Big 12 schools is the demand for live television sports programming.
Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, once said, “When demand goes down, rights go up,” when asked about a decline in TV ratings.
TV executives are anxious to keep the model intact. This explains why sports leagues continue to be sought after, despite their reputation not necessarily supporting investment.
This only makes sense for Pac-12 or any league if new members add value and payments to the current members of the conference.
Combining Texas and Oklahoma could add as much as $ 20 million per school for the SEC.
There is no remaining Big 12 school combination worth it for another meeting.
And the reality is that Kliavkoff may face severe opposition from the current president of the Pac-12 School. The president opposes inclusion using arbitrary criteria.
Start with the fact that the Pac-12 Conference has no religious affiliation. The USC was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1880, but the school is no longer actually a religiously affiliated school.
We pride ourselves on Pac-12 being made up of only leading academic and research institutes. Some presidents may not consider the additional potential of Oklahoma or Texas Tech to be in line with the standards set by the current 12 schools.
Pac-12 sells that the school is all like the University of California, boasting a 16.3% pass rate for applicants.
However, Pac-12 member Arizona State University clicks with an acceptance rate of 86.5%, and Arizona clicks with an acceptance rate of 84.6%. Washington is 85 percent and Oregon is 82.3 percent.
On the other hand, the acceptance rate of new students in Oklahoma is 70%. Texas Tech is 68.9 percent.
Pac-12 has a meeting of its members AAU (Association of American Universities).. Nine of the Pac-12 schools are members of AAU.
Of the remaining 12 big schools, Kansas and Iowa are members of AAU.
That all of the college track and field and the reorganization of this conference erase their noble idealistic standards in order to pursue more exposure and cash to cover all of these leagues. I was forced to do it.
This isn’t always the case, but here’s college football.
That’s why Texas Tech University and Oklahoma State University are members of the California-based league.