Statement from President Kirk Schulz and AD John Currie:

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby

Statement from K-State President Kirk Schulz and Athletics Director John Currie:

Today's announcement of the league's new long-term television contract with ESPN and FOX solidifies the Big 12 Conference's position as a national leader in college athletics.

This new agreement continues us on a path of tremendous growth and stability, and we emerge with a brighter conference future than ever before with Big 12 student-athletes and fans benefitting from unprecedented national exposure.

We appreciate Commissioner Bowlsby, former Interim Commissioner Chuck Neinas and the Big 12 Board of Directors for their terrific work throughout this process.