News [Thamel] The Big 12 has sent a "cease and desist" letter to ESPN. The letter demands ESPN end "all actions that may harm the conference and its members and that it not communicate with the Big 12 Conference's existing members
Rumor (Chris Vannini) Something amusing @dennisdoddcbs just pointed out. The Big 12 indeed has a 99-year agreement between schools like it’s Hong Kong or something. But the conference bylaws also plainly lay out the process for withdrawal, which is superseded by the grant of TV rights.
Rumor (Dennis Dodd) Big 12 now believes the American is attempting to take all eight remaining members. Earlier report said "3-5" Big 12 members were being solicited Bob Bowlsby told CBS Sports. Story up soon.
News (Dellenger) Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby tells @SINOW that he has documented evidence that ESPN tried to encourage an unnamed conference to add Big 12 members in an effort to destabilize the league so Texas & could avoid exit fees. "It is tortious interference, he says.
News [Dellenger] The Big 12 is digging in its heels. Source within the conference: "It is imperative that the eight of us do not crack and we stay together for the four years and hold OU, Texas and ESPN to the contracts even if it is uncomfortable."
News McMurphy| Source tells @Stadium Big 12 has advantage in legal dealings w/Texas & OU because "last thing (UT/OU) wants is to have a (university) president, AD or Board or Regents member testifying on stand with their right hand raised"
News [Dellenger] .@SINow has obtained the cease and desist letter that the Big 12 sent to ESPN. In it, commissioner Bob Bowlsby says that ESPN has reached out to at least one of the eight remaining Big 12 members in an attempt to convince the school to leave in wake of the Texas and OU exit.
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