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Big 12 Expansion: The National Roundup

Posted July 21st, 2016


So, Big 12 officials voted on the exploration of adding new universities to its membership this week.

Our staff has tackled some issues: So, the Big 12 is expanding, let the speculation begin. Who are our 10 schools for expansion?  Will the expansion be complete in 2017? And just what does the University of Houston think?

But, just what is the rest of the country saying about the conference’s potential growth?


Here’s a round up of some of the stories and columns:

Could BYU’s sexual assault scandal keep it off the short list of candidates? (The Oklahoman)

A Memphis columnist makes his case for Memphis joining. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

Per an ESPN poll, Big 12 coaches favor UH and BYU in expansion (ESPN)

Big 12’s about face on expansion is “victory for BYU” (Salt Lake City Tribune)

How Cincinnati stacks up against other Big 12 candidates (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Central Florida’s president: “There should be a home for us in the Big 12” (Orlando Sentinel)




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