Baylor AD, President Discuss Big 12 Realignment, Encourage Baylor Family

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Baylor Director of Athletics Ian McCaw and Baylor President Ken Starr met with members of the media on Friday to discuss conference realignment and encourage the Baylor Family to get involved, stay involved and help make a difference.
June 11, 2010

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Baylor Director of Athletics Ian McCaw and Baylor President Ken Starr met with members of the media on Friday to discuss conference realignment and encourage the Baylor Family to get involved, stay involved and help make a difference.

"At this point we are focused on keeping the Big 12 together and maintaining the rivalries that we have enjoyed with our (three) Big 12 Texas brothers," McCaw said. "Those traditions go over the last 100 years and we certainly want to do everything we can to maintain those rivalries in the conference structure."

"John Adams famously stated, `In trial, facts are flinty things,' and there are a whole array of facts that we think cry out to be closely analyzed," Starr said. "And when those facts are analyzed, the entirety of the policy questions affect the people of Texas, the fan base, the economic welfare and again, above all, the welfare of our student-athletes. I believe that the reasonable and best judgment would be to keep the Big 12, with 10 teams, intact, and that is the argument that we are making and the argument that we are pressing."

Many in the Baylor Family have asked what they can do to get involved and help Baylor. Please visit the Baylor Nation website to find out how to get involved and help make a difference.

A transcript of the news conference is available here.

Media contact: Lori Fogleman, director of media communications, (254) 710-6275

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