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Self interest in the SEC?

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08:25 AM ET 10.10 | Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self was asked recently to pretend KU had been offered a spot in the Southeastern Conference. If such an offer were on the table, would KU's ninth-year coach prefer to remain in the Big 12 or head to the rock-solid (at this time) SEC? "If we were offered to go to the SEC, based on the information I have, I'd say based on the betterment of our university we definitely need to stay where we are at for our fans," Self said. "It sounds sexy, I guess, to say we'd play these other schools (like Alabama, Auburn, LSU in football; Kentucky in basketball), but you are also going to play schools that ... you'd be starting from scratch."

Lawrence Journal-World

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October 10, 2011  08:37 AM ET

I thought the SEC already had KU?

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October 10, 2011  08:53 AM ET
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They have UK.What more do they need, right, they have the best.

UK, KU...same thing.

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October 10, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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Texas, Texas A+M, same thing.

Just the Texas part!

October 10, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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I though ACC was teh basketball conference. Or the falling apart Big East.

WAS being the operative word.

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October 10, 2011  09:18 AM ET
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The real reason why Self does not want the SEC is he does not want to lose to Kentucky every year, along with losing to Vandy/Tenn/Bama/Fla on a scale of more than he could beat them all.

...and Auburn, Old Miss, SCe, LSU, Miss State, Arky, etc, etc.

October 10, 2011  09:18 AM ET
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...and Auburn, Old Miss, SCe, LSU, Miss State, Arky, etc, etc.

Oh, and aggie in the future. He lost a lot to them while in the Big 12.

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October 10, 2011  10:42 AM ET

Corp...page 2. Some of us are at work.......

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