I just caught this on ESPN.com:
"Gray-Little planned to call Missouri too": http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=5262068
The chancellor called Perlman up at NU to request that Nebraska stay in the Big XII, and she is calling Mizzou as well.
Seriously? SERIOUSLY??? We're "asking" Mizzou to stay in the Big XII? That's like "asking" Lucy NOT TO YANK THE FREAKING BALL AWAY.
After the jump, a couple of choice graphs from the story and some expletives....
And, in other good news, Gray-Little has "vowed" to work with K-State if the Big XII goes belly up.
The only way I can properly describe this feeling, as a KU fan, is a one-two punch of one-person yanking your shorts down and another hitting you squarely in the groin with a broom handle...a combination of pain and humiliation that only could come from ASKING MIZZOU FOR HELP.
Kansas chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little urged her Nebraska counterpart Monday to remain in the Big 12 and help avoid a potential calamity for the Jayhawks.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Gray-Little said she got no indication of what Harvey Perlman might recommend when he meets with Nebraska regents on Friday. She said she also planned to call Missouri chancellor Brady J. Deaton with the same message.
Led by athletic director Lew Perkins, Kansas is working to put together alternative plans in case the Big 12 does dissolve.
"We want the Big 12 to continue," Gray-Little said. "But because any one or more of these things could happen, part of our discussion also is what would be the next plan for us. I don't have any specifics to give you at this point, but that has to be part of our thinking. If the efforts to keep the Big 12 in fact do not work out, what alternatives will there be for us or K-State and the other universities that might not be part of some new organization?"
Kansas and Kansas State, fierce rivals for decades, have vowed to work together.
"That's been our commitment and our plan, to the extent that it's possible, that we would work together, that we would intend to be in the same conference and have the opportunity to play one another and continue a great tradition of rivalry."