TOPEKA, Kan. - Top Kansas officials Tuesday celebrated the survival of the Big 12 Conference, even if it came with significant concessions to universities in Texas and Oklahoma.
Gov. Mark Parkinson called the renewed life for the league with 10 members "great news" for the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, their athletes and fans. U.S. Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts said the regional economy would be bolstered.