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Cyclones Respond to Texas Staying in the Big 12


(Ames)(KWWL)Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard says he believes Iowa State and the Big 12 will emerge from the departure of Colorado and Nebraska stronger than ever.

Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, Pollard noted that an expected increase in television revenue now would split among 10 schools, rather than 12.

Sitting beside Iowa State President Gregory Geoffroy, Pollard acknowledged it was a relief that Texas and other influential members of the Big 12 agreed to stick with the league. That decision saved Iowa State and four other Big 12 schools most vulnerable if the league fell apart -- Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri and Baylor -- from being left without a home.

Pollard says he believes the Big 12 will come out of its recent crisis more vibrant.

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