Arkansas approached about joining Big 12

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long
says the school was approached recently about joining the Big 12.
Long told The Associated Press the Razorbacks are content to
remain in the Southeastern Conference.
That information comes in the wake of the SEC's announcement on
Wednesday that it will accept Texas A&M as the league's 13th
member, if the school can exit the Big 12 without any pending legal
issues.
Long says the SEC is prepared to move forward with 13 teams
should Texas A&M join the conference. He also expected the Big 12
to approach Arkansas about joining and added that the discussions
didn't go very far when the call was made.
"That it happened, it didn't surprise me," Long said. "But we
are committed to the SEC. It's the strongest conference in the
country and only going to get stronger."

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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