Originally Posted by Wickedson
The conference provides means to regionally compete with neighboring schools so travel and expense is kept to a reasonable level.
Of course you play "the team across the river". That's how sports has always been run. It's the right way to do it.
If your brand is strong enough to have a running independent media deal and network ala Texas and KU then so be it. Money doesn't buy success on the field. Just look at UT Football the last couple years.
In our ongoing effort to make sure that travel costs are kept to a minimum, we would like to welcome West Virgina to the Big XII. West Virginia comes to us from the Big East Conference where they and Syracuse will be replaced by San Diego State and Boise State.
In other news, Kansas has declined Missouri's offer to play in the non-conference instead opting to play against Northern Illinois, Rice, and the aforementioned San Diego State.
Any questions may be directed towards our fearless leader, Chuck Neinas who is joining us on remote from Kemper Arena where he eagerly awaits the tipoff of the Big XII tournament.