Currie reaffirms K-State’s support for the Big 12

By Joshua Kinder

While it seemed the supposed collapse of the Big 12 was finally behind the league — with the opening day of football just weeks away — such wasn’t the case in recent days with the news of Texas A&M wanting to move to the SEC.

On Monday, Currie reaffirmed K-State’s desire to see the current 10-member league remain intact.

“Kansas State is completely focused on the Big 12 and the efforts of our board,” Currie said. “We have no reason to be actively engaged in anything else.”

On Saturday the Big 12 issued a statement, following afternoon meetings with the league’s board of directors, that said the conference is “prepared to aggressively move forward to explore expansion opportunities,” if A&M decides to leave.

“We want Texas A&M to be part of this, but we’re not going to wither up and die, and the world won’t stop revolving on its axis if we have somebody leave,” Currie said. “We’ll find institutions that want to be part of this league.”

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