Kansas Senator Calls for Congressional Hearing on Conference Realignment: Report

Aug 20, 2021

Per The Athletic: A Kansas senator has asked the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to hold a hearing to examine conference realignment's effect on the "state of competitiveness within college athletics," as well as the role of broadcast companies in realignment, The Manhattan (Kan.) Mercury reported on Friday.

His request for a hearing comes in the aftermath of Oklahoma and Texas' decision to leave the Big 12 for the SEC, a move he said is causing "extreme concern" about the future of college sports.

The Athletic