The University of Kansas new football coach Lance Leipold, left, shakes hands with athletic director Travis Goff, right, during a news conference Monday at the indoor football facility.

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Reports: Kansas plots Big Ten move with OU, Texas exiting Big 12

Kansas could be on the move in an immediate response to the imminent exit of Oklahoma and Texas from the Big 12 conference.

According to multiple reports, Kansas will hold a secondary call with Big Ten officials that could lead to the Jayhawks becoming the 15th team in the conference and the further weakening of the Big 12.

Iowa State is also rumored to be considering leaving the Big 12 for the Big Ten.

Oklahoma and Texas are close to finalizing a move to the Southeastern Conference that would cost the universities at least $76 million apiece, paid to the Big 12 as an exit fee. Texas A&M and Missouri left the Big 12 for the SEC in 2011.

The Big 12 lost Nebraska to the Big Ten and Colorado to the Pac-12 in 2011.

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren said Thursday at conference media days that the league would consider how and when to get involved in potential realignment in response to the Sooners and Longhorns heading for the SEC.

Kansas has been a dominant force in college basketball and recently underwent changes at athletic director and named a new football coach, Lance Leipold, to replace Les Miles.

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