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Seven former Jayhawks gearing up for NBA Summer League action

Thanks for the update Matt. I hope you will do a follow up with the other NC graduates in the future, even if it’s not specifically BB related.

July 6, 2022 at 11:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas football adds transfer O-lineman; defensive back mulls Jayhawks

Brett - Robert is just being his normal ray of sunshine. He’s generally aligned with Rodney’s let’s celebrate losing camp.

I think we are 3 time zones with WVU in the east when byu is added in the mountain. It will be interesting to see how B1G handles 4.

I agree with you that it seems important (?) to have the major universities out west represented, the problem becomes $, or rather what TV is willing to pay for their play. TV wasn’t willing to pay much for the PAC12 schools even with usc/ucla. If the school doesn’t bring at least $50M to a tv contract, it devalues the existing schools. No AD is going to take less $ and increase their travel expenses. It’s a brutal reality right now.

July 6, 2022 at 11:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Is a Big 12 vs. Pac-12 battle brewing on the conference realignment stage?

Oregon and Washington might think they’re sexy, but that doesn’t mean the B1G does. In fact, it would appear that the B1G doesn’t think so, or they wouldn’t have been left behind.

There’s definitely no reason for the Big12 to merge with the PAC12. They were already lagging behind. Unless the school is worth $50M+, they’re not value added.

July 6, 2022 at 2:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas football adds transfer O-lineman; defensive back mulls Jayhawks

Any other news with players beginning to enroll for the summer?

It’s great to add someone Puni’s size in the trenches.

July 5, 2022 at 9:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas football adds transfer O-lineman; defensive back mulls Jayhawks

Just saw a report that Avery Johnson committed to the purple kitties. Oregon and Washington were reportedly the other options.

It will be interesting to see how the PAC12 uncertainty impacts recruiting.

July 5, 2022 at 9:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Why KU is in better shape during this round of conference realignment than in years past

“the conference’s television rights deals, which is already 17% higher than the Pac-12’s and nearly 20% higher than the ACC”

Matt - Do the television rights deals all include tier 3? Only tier 1&2?

My understanding is that the Big12 TV rights don’t include tier 3, while they do for the other conferences. While tier 3 doesn’t close the gap, my understanding is that it still is a chunk of $ for KU in particular.

July 5, 2022 at 8:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Is a Big 12 vs. Pac-12 battle brewing on the conference realignment stage?

The PAC12 action really has little to do with the Big12, and everything to do with reacting to the first two schools leaving with virtually no catch. They can also try negotiate all they want right now, but likely won’t get anything substantive from a network. How many and what schools are part of the contract? Even if a contract was prepared “quickly”, it would still need to be signed by each institution to go into effect. A school that was looking at leaving wouldn’t be obligated to sign by a particular date. That could be written into the contract if the conference was operating from a position of power, except that it’s not.

The Big12 has had lots of options of varying degrees of value. The PAC12 shot their wad the last time out, didn’t step up to major player status (regardless of insinuations by some) and now has virtually no leverage whatsoever. It’s a carcass that will be picked over.

July 5, 2022 at 8:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Why KU is in better shape during this round of conference realignment than in years past

Micky - Virtually any school would add revenue, but they don’t add value unless the additional revenue is in excess of $50M. That was the reason why the conference didn’t expand in the past.

July 5, 2022 at 1:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Why KU is in better shape during this round of conference realignment than in years past

Is the mountain west the first choice?

I think it would be fun to leave the buffaloes hanging out on their left coast culture of choice.

July 4, 2022 at 10:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Why KU is in better shape during this round of conference realignment than in years past

Why CU and Utah vs Washington, Oregon, cal/Stanford?

July 4, 2022 at 9:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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