ISU Cautiously Optimistic About Big 12's Survival

 

Iowa State officials are "cautiously optimistic" about the survival of the Big 12.

Sources surrounding and inside the Iowa State athletics department are now lending credence to the notion that the Big 12 will survive. CloneChronicles has worked to discuss the situation with a number of people connected and inside the department, and while nothing is certainly close to finished, "cautious optimism" seems to be the general feeling.

The situation remains very fluid, but the tide started to shift yesterday when it became clear that nearly every remaining Big 12 athletics director wanted to work towards the survival of the conference. The stumbling block was the leadership at both Texas and Texas A&M. It seems, however, that both schools now want to at least see what the new 10-team Big 12 has to offer.

Iowa State, as a result, could come out in a stronger position financially, with the possibility of doubled television revenues. With the state of Iowa attempting to cut off the ISU athletics department from state funding, this would be a boon that may not have been possible if Colorado and Nebraska did not leave the Big 12, oddly enough.

Nothing is done at this point, at we fully expect to hear conflicting stories throughout the day. But, at this point, the feeling surrounding Iowa State and their situation is much better than just 48 hours ago.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Clone Chronicles

You must be a member of Clone Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Clone Chronicles. You should read them.

Join Clone Chronicles

You must be a member of Clone Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Clone Chronicles. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.