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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Beebe talks school exits, Big 12 future

By staff

Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe's teleconference just closed, and here are a few of the notable items discussed:

Finally, here's Beebe on the perception that Texas is too powerful in the new Big 12.
Texas is powerful, period, just because of the breadth of their program and the recent success. But so is Texas A&M, so is Oklahoma, so is Texas Tech. They're all very strong programs. I don't think you can dismiss certain programs like Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Florida, Alabama, in various leagues -- USC, who have had, Ohio State, Michigan, so forth -- a level of success over a long period of time and others would want to reach that, just like Kansas in basketball and Connecticut and some of those programs. So I don't think you can deny that. It would be foolish, but those programs in our league that have that history and tradition are ones that are powerful, and I don't put Texas in a different category than some of the others in our conference that have had a long time and history of success and have a larger market value right now.