On the field, they're competitors, but in other ways, Baylor University and Texas Tech work hand in hand.
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr was in Lubbock Tuesday, along with a group of Baylor Law School alumni, many of whom now work for Texas Tech. Starr said the goal of the meeting was to talk about the status and stability of the Big 12 as a whole.
"Texas Tech is our sibling university," Starr said. "We're very happy that you've got a wonderful new president in Duane Nellis. I'll be seeing him later today (Tuesday), briefly, before I get on the road to Amarillo. So really, it's a state of the university, it's a family gathering, and also just to celebrate the good things that are happening around the Big 12."
In addition to his involvement at Baylor, Starr is also a distinguished lawyer, who rose to national fame as the special prosecutor who investigated former president Bill Clinton.