KU News Release

Oct. 28, 2011
Contact: Jack Martin, Office of Public Affairs, 785-864-7100

Jim Marchiony, Kansas Athletics, 785-864-3359

Kansas welcomes West Virginia to the Big 12

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LAWRENCE — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger today welcomed West Virginia University to the Big 12 Conference.

“KU supports the addition of West Virginia University to the Big 12 Conference. With their highly competitive teams and loyal fan base, the Mountaineers make an outstanding addition to the Big 12, and Jayhawks look forward to competing against them,” said Gray-Little.

“We’re excited to welcome West Virginia University to the Big 12 Conference. West Virginia is a proud, flagship university with a successful athletics program led by an outstanding individual, Oliver Luck. We look forward to competing against the Mountaineers,” said Zenger.

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