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Arkansas AD's Full Statement On (Not) Joining The Big 12

Arkansas (and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones) has been connected to the Big 12 with a report that they've "put out feelers" regarding a move from the SEC.

Here's the full statement (read: denial) from Arkansas AD Jeff Long:

"In recent weeks and months there has been much national dialogue regarding conference affiliation in intercollegiate athletics," Long said.

"In the course of that dialogue some have suggested that the University of Arkansas was an institution that may be pursued by other conferences.

"From the beginning, we have been very clear that the University of Arkansas is a proud member of the Southeastern Conference and has no interest in joining another conference.

"Chancellor Gearhart has been unwavering in his support of our institution's continued membership in the SEC. Recent events have not in any way altered our commitment or desire to remain a member of what we believe is the strongest conference in the nation."