Kansas describes offer of Big 12 incentives
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas athletic director says the five
Big 12 schools that were not invited to join other conferences
offered to give money to Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma in hope of
keeping the league together.
Athletic director Lew Perkins also said Wednesday the five
offered to share money from their portion of overall conference
revenue, not whatever penalty money Colorado and Nebraska wind up
paying for leaving the Big 12.
There had been considerable confusion on that point. Big 12
commissioner Dan Beebe said Tuesday that Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa
State, Missouri and Baylor had offered to give Texas, Texas A&M and
Oklahoma all or part of the exit penalty money.
Calls to the Big 12 office in Dallas for comment were not