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Big 12 joins NCAA in granting exemption to players

Updated: August 26, 2003, 12:00 AM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Baylor basketball players who transfer because of the school's self-imposed probation will be exempt from a Big 12 rule that they sit out a year, the conference ruled Monday.

"The council was careful to clarify in its vote that the action was based upon the unique circumstances presented in the Baylor situation," Big 12 commissioner Kevin Weiberg said of the ruling by the league's Council of Faculty Athletics Representatives.

Baylor President Robert Sloan Jr. offered ...

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