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There have been persistent rumors that Missouri might be a possibility to follow Texas A&M to the SEC.

SEC commissioner Mike Slive, thought, reiterated Tuesday that his league’s presidents and chancellors are not currently considering any other schools for admission and that Texas A&M was the only one to submit an application. Slive said he anticipates having just 13 members in 2012-13.

Pollard said there wasn’t much time spent talking about what other leagues were saying or doing, and that the focus was on what the remaining nine Big 12 schools needed to do to make their league viable for an extended period.

“You go through these processes and it’s an inward look and each institution has to figure out what really matters to them and you come out of it I think stronger on the other side. It feels like that today,” Pollard said.

“The nine of us in that room, we’ve been through a lot together, an awful lot together. Our obituary has been written several times and hasn’t come to fruition, and I think that’s strengthened us and we said this a year ago, that ultimately we have to prove it.”

Oklahoma president David Boren said last week that the nine remaining schools had “agreed” to give a six-year grant of their first- and second-tier television rights to the Big 12 for the next six years.

That means all revenue from the top television games _ shown currently on networks owned by ABC/ESPN and Fox _ would continue to go to the Big 12 even if a school left for another league.

The six-year term runs past the next negotiating period for the top-tier contract, currently with ABC/ESPN, in a bid to keep the nine schools together for the next contract.

While Pollard again didn’t get into specifics about what the ADs talked about regarding those TV rights, he said “everybody has been very forthcoming about doing what we know we need to do in order to get the stability that this league so deserves.”