Both the Big 12 and Big Ten poached more schools from the Pac-12, leaving the conference
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Both the Big 12 and Big Ten poached more schools from the Pac-12, leaving the conference with just four schools. Adding Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah from the Pac-12 put the Big 12 in all four time zones. During his appearance on the Paul Finebaum show, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey was asked about potential realignment and he had a message for the Big 12...

"We don’t need to be in four time zones to generate interest on the west coast," Sankey said
Her was the quote from Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark he was referencing...

"I've been pretty transparent and intentional that we'd like that fourth time zone to create more value for our media partners," he said. "We're entering a third time zone with our expansion that becomes official in July...But would I like to be a national conference in all of the different time zones and from a geography standpoint, have our Big 12 flag all over the country? 100 percent. We'll see where it ends up. Obviously it's a fluid process. There's a lot at stake out there. But it is certainly something I think about daily and it's been part of my vision since I've been here and I've been very public about it."
(The Spun)

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weremoose10 months
Every one of these commissioners needs to be caned. They're empire building on the backs of players and fans.
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SaintLSU10 months
Big ten is run so much better. The best conference in the country needs a better commissioner
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CanebreakCajun10 months
Sankey is what is known as a corporate gangster.
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cajunmud10 months
Good football travels.
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