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Large 12 sends ESPN cease-and-desist letter amid convention realignment


The Large 12 Convention has despatched ESPN a stop and desist letter amid the information that the College of Oklahoma and the College of Texas wish to go away the convention.

In accordance with the Related Press, the convention claims ESPN conspired with different conferences to poach different Large 12 groups and persuade them to depart the Large 12.

First reported by Yahoo! Sports activities’ Pete Thamel, the convention requested the Extensive World of Sports activities to finish “all actions that will hurt the convention and its members and that it not talk with the Large 12 Convention’s present members or any NCAA convention relating to the Large 12 convention’s members, attainable convention realignment or potential monetary incentive or outcomes associated to attainable convention realignment.”

In accordance with Dallas Morning Information’ Chuck Carlton, the letter to ESPN has nothing to do with “derailing Texas/OU vote tomorrow by the SEC.”

“It’s completely apparent that ESPN has been involved with not less than one convention about [the] destabilization of the Large 12 by taking three to 5 of our members to a different convention,” Large 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby stated in a telephone interview with Carlton. “There have been incentives mentioned for that convention to go and take these members. In order that’s as clear a tortious interference with our enterprise as you’ll be able to presumably have.”

Information of the letter comes as OU and Texas introduced on Monday that each colleges plan to depart the Large 12 in 2025 when their present grant of media rights expires.

Each colleges are reportedly in talks to hitch the Southeastern Convention.


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