KU worried about Big XII future

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ For the Kansas Jayhawks and their proud

basketball heritage, the possible breakup of the Big 12 is

demeaning and frightening.

The Jayhawks' future as a major player in college athletics

seems to be out of their control as Nebraska and Missouri

apparently weigh the option of leaving the Big 12 for the more

lucrative Big Ten.

If Missouri and Nebraska go, the Big 12 could collapse. The

Jayhawks could be cast adrift in a sea of uncertainty, no longer a

member of a major conference. A basketball program that's won three

national championships and 53 conference titles would not save

them.