Brett Yormark, new Big 12 commissioner, says conference is 'open for business' during realignment
Brett Yormark is stepping into his first season as the new commissioner of the Big 12. Yormark is also taking part in his first media days as commissioner this week.
As expected, Yormark was asked about and addressed the topic of the day which is conference realignment. Texas and Oklahoma’s decision to leave for the SEC came last year but the topic was reignited when UCLA and USC opted to depart the Pac-12 for the B1G.
Asked about realignment, Yormark said the Big 12 “is open for business” as the conference looks to “create momentum” for upcoming media rights negotiations. He also went on to say the Big 12 is receiving phone calls but that nothing is currently imminent in terms of the conference expanding.
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New Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark going straight to the bottom line: “There is no doubt the Big 12 is open for business.” Says the upcoming media rights deal is the most important issue. “Everything we do must create momentum for these negotiations.”
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) July 13, 2022
Brett Yormark on interest in Pac-12 schools: “We are exploring all options and we are open for business. I think it’s fair to say I’ve received a lot of phone calls, a lot of interest. Nothing is imminent.”
— Max Olson (@max_olson) July 13, 2022