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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, June 4, 2010

E-mail hints at Texas in Big Ten addition talks

Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio An e-mail sent by the president of Ohio State to the commissioner of the Big Ten hints that the conference is pursuing Texas as part of its expansion plans.

Ohio State President Gordon Gee told Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany in an April 20 e-mail that Gee had spoken with University of Texas president Bill Powers.

In the e-mail obtained by The Associated Press, Gee writes that Powers would welcome a call to say they have a "Tech" problem.

It's not clear what that means, but Texas Tech is one of Texas' rivals in the Big 12 conference.

In another e-mail, Gee told the Big Ten commissioner that the conference controls its own destiny, but must move swiftly.

The e-mails were first reported by The Columbus Dispatch.