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Sources: Arkansas kicked tires on Big 12 move

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10:37 AM ET 08.28 | During last summer's realignment, a third party extended feelers to see if the Big 12 would be interested in adding Arkansas, sources said. Arkansas officials adamantly denied ever expressing any interest in being in the Big 12. But if Arkansas were to express interset in the Big 12, it appears the league would be receptive to an application for membership from the Razorbacks, sources said.

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August 28, 2011  10:39 AM ET

the Big 12 will soon be extinct thanks to Texas...oh the irony

August 28, 2011  10:43 AM ET
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the Big 12 will soon be extinct thanks to Texas...oh the irony

House of Cards.....

August 28, 2011  10:43 AM ET

LOL Jerry Jones is now being referred to as a "3rd party." He's also the one who started the talk about Notre Dame coming to the Big 12.

If Jerry was Big 12 commissioner he'd find a way to pull it off.

August 28, 2011  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

the Big 12 will soon be extinct thanks to Texas...oh the irony

Even the great Dan Beebe won't be able to salvage the next round...Why would a team want to come to a dysfunctional (it's all about me) conference.....

August 28, 2011  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

the Big 12 will soon be extinct thanks to Texas...oh the irony

The likes of KS and Kstate need to start doing some serious shopping....

August 28, 2011  10:48 AM ET
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Even the great Dan Beebe won't be able to salvage the next round...Why would a team want to come to a dysfunctional (it's all about me) conference.....

Posting the same thing over and over every day only means you're trying to convince yourself that it's true.

August 28, 2011  10:51 AM ET
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Posting the same thing over and over every day only means you're trying to convince yourself that it's true.

Did I mention that Beebe is the devil.....

August 28, 2011  10:53 AM ET
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Did I mention that Beebe is the devil.....

I've been posting that over and over every day ....

August 28, 2011  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I've been posting that over and over every day ....

:)

August 28, 2011  10:55 AM ET

Every once in a while the good Dr and I agree. :)

August 28, 2011  11:00 AM ET
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Did I mention that Beebe is the devil.....

Seriously Beebe's, and the conference's, strong ties to Fox Sports has served to limit exposure for most teams in the conference, both nationally and regionally. Arky games are on TV every week in one form or another thanks to the deal Slive worked with CBS and ESPN. Why would Arky and their fans settle for less exposure from a 2nd rate cable rights owner like Fox?

I've been saying this over and over every day too ...

:)

August 28, 2011  11:07 AM ET

Texas vs. Arky good rivalry.

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August 28, 2011  11:10 AM ET

There is no telling how all this will turn out. The "doing everything for $$$" mentality may leave some programs in the dust. As loyal as they are to their original conferences, I can't see the Dukes, Vandys, Minnes, Iowa States, etc of the world bringing as much to the table in terms of football $$$$ as the Florida States, Alabamas, Ohio States, Oklahomas of the world. FCS numbers will increase or there will be another division for such schools...just speculating.

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August 28, 2011  11:17 AM ET
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that's because he really wants to believe its true.I said last summer Arky contacted b12 about joining and all these knuckleheads laughed and said Arky would never leave the SEC blah blah blah and they would never show interest. Now its the same thing about ND.

It's unlikely to happen though. Big 12 can't offer TV exposure to teams is small population states the way SEC does. The snot-nosed MBAs over at Fox can't wrap their little brains around the concept of weekly TV exposure for everyone, and Beebe is too worried about the effects of TV exposure on gate receipts at places like Iowa State and Kansas.

It will never happen as long as Beebe and Fox are in control.

August 28, 2011  11:22 AM ET
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$$ among other things will result in changes.

Then we do agree. That is what I was trying to say. You just said it more concisely than all my rambling.

 
August 28, 2011  11:34 AM ET

Good article

Not Beebe

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