The Big-12 Conference meetings are underway in Kansas City and the league is in a much better position now than a year ago. In June of 2010 it looked as though the Big-12 might come apart but the ten remaining schools held together after Nebraska left for the Big Ten and Colorado left to become part of the new Pac-12. With a new billion dollar television package in hand the league is focused on the future.
Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard says it improves the solidarity of the league and provides financial stability. He says the new TV package will provide a lot more exposure for the league. He says they will be putting things on the FX channel, which he says is important because it is in every subscriber package.
Pollard says the Big-12 package will be part of basic cable, and he says in some areas the Big Ten Network is not available unless you pay for it.
By Jesse Gavin KCNZ Cedar Falls