IRVING, Texas (AP) -- New Texas Tech football coach Tommy Tuberville has been publicly reprimanded by the Big 12 after an interview in which he questioned the future of the conference.
The Big 12, which lost two members last month, issued the reprimand Friday saying Tuberville violated a conference standard that prohibits public criticism of members.
In an interview this week on Rivals Radio, Tuberville said there is "too much disparity between all the teams" in the Big 12 in how money is distributed. Tuberville said he's not sure how long a 10-team league will last.
Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe says Tuberville's comments "were unfortunate, and contrary to the very strong feelings of unity expressed publicly and privately by the Big 12 Board of Directors and athletic directors."