Originally Posted by qabbaan
Now why would the Big 12 hold a tournament in a state where they have no teams?
Because there are thousands upon thousands more KU fans in the Kansas City, MO area than any other school.
Kansas is making a push to overtake the area completely by lowering tuition rates in three prominent counties on the Missouri side of the border. They aren't hiding from the fact that already they've been taking advantage of MU's decision to leave the area.
There's a reason why you see more KU gear at Chiefs and Royals games than any other school.
Where the game is played is immaterial. The Giants and Jets both play in New Jersey. They are powerful NFL teams because of their ties to NY however.
Sometimes that's how these things work out.