It wasn't exactly the Full Lewinsky the Big 12 was expecting from Baylor.
Baylor president Kenneth Starr held a mostly vacuous press conference Monday regarding, I think, the expansion issue. Starr spoke of a "healthy rivalry" with the other Texas schools. Starr said he is "working hard to protect Baylor's interests". Starr said Baylor "emphatically supports" the Big 12.
Maybe, but Baylor will not commit to the Big 12. Not as long as there is a possibility to join the Pac-10. It has been written many places that Baylor is marshalling support in the statehouse to force the Pac-10 to take it if the reported Big 12 raid takes place.
Baylor's first choice might be the Big 12, but if the conference breaks up Baylor is going to be all about Baylor. That is the Big 12 mantra these days: "Every president for himself."
Full Lewinsky? Yes, it's that Kenneth Starr the former independent counsel who investigated Bill Clinton, including the former president's affair with Monica Lewinsky -- and, ahem, her dress.
Starr has been on the job for all of six days. Now he's trying to keep his team in the Big 12, out of Conference USA and relevant in the national landscape.
Oh, and about those healthy rivalries with Texas schools ... Guess health depends on what kind of painkillers you're taking.
Since 2000, Baylor is 8-31 against teams from the state of Texas.