This isn’t your dad’s Big 12.
While the old Big 12 took its lumps in conference realignment and failed to keep up with the times, that certainly isn’t the case anymore. USC and UCLA It closes out the PAC-12 to the Big Ten, the conference most exposed in the West.
There were a few loud media voices in the West who continued to convince us that the Pac-12 was not at death’s door.
One of those media members is syndicated columnist John Willner.
On Wednesday, Wilner tweeted this.
Instead of yours truly and a handful of others calling Wilner out on his misleading information, the Big 12 Conference took matters into their own hands from their official account to stop the nonsense.
The Big 12 tweeted out a graphic showing attendance for the 2019 football season. In capacity, which is important! And yes, the draw was fair, leaving Oklahoma, Texas, USC and UCLA off the list.
The graphic shows that six of the remaining eight Big 12 teams averaged 93% capacity during the 2019 season. Only Texas Tech (88%) and Kansas (67%) did not reach that number.
Only four teams in the Pac-12 cracked the 90% mark (Utah, Oregon, Colorado, Washington), while the rest of the league was at 88 percent or lower. In fact, half of the Pac-12 was below 77% capacity in 2019.
This is an outstanding job by the Big 12 Conference in correcting the misinformation thrown out by the Pac-12 homer.
And if this is any indication of how things are going in Brett York Age, I’m all in.