With Colorado and Nebraska now both saying goodbye to the Big 12, Kansas State president Kirk Schulz and athletic director John Currie released a joint statement on the future of their conference.
Here it is:
“Obviously, this is a critical moment in the history of K-State but also one of great opportunity. We are in constant communication with each other, and our sole focus remains on the process of maintaining K-State’s significant and meaningful place in intercollegiate athletics.
We also remain in regular contact with the governor, the Board of Regents and our respective counterparts at the University of Kansas as we work in concert and examine all our options.
First and foremost, we are continuing our efforts to sustain and advance the Big 12 Conference and feel the continuation of the league with the current member institutions remains in K-State’s best interest.
It is imperative that we protect the integrity of this process and not speculate on potential scenarios, give preferences on potential outcomes or respond to speculation. We will provide periodic updates as the process unfolds and more information becomes available.”