The Kansas chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little placed a call to Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman to ask him to keep the school in the confrence.
Gray-Little has said she plans to make a similar call to the Missouri chancellor, Brady Deaton.
Both schools have said they are interested in joining the Big Ten confrence which is looking to expand. If the two schools leave the Big 12, it could create an opportunity for the Pac-10 to add the southern Big-12 teams, leaving Kansas and others without a confrence afiliation.
“Obviously, that would be a serious disappointment to our community, whether you’re talking about students or alumni or other supporters of athletics,” said Gray-Little. “Athletics are important to a university. Athletics helps develop friendships and allegiances to the university.”
The Kansas v Missouri rivalry in football is the second oldest in the country with the first meeting in 1891, the game has been played every year since 1919.
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