Cosmo or Shasta?
Provo or Houston?
Napolean Dynamite or Sheldon Cooper?
BYU or Houston?
The Big 12 may be looking to expand by as many as two to four teams. Both BYU and Houston have been mentioned as potential expansion targets. But which set of Cougars makes the most sense for the Big 12? Here’s a side-by-side look at the schools and what they’d bring to the Big 12 expansion table.
|Provo, Utah||City||Houston, Texas|
|Cosmo the Cougar||Mascot name||Shasta|
|Blue and white||School colors||Scarlet and albino|
|$45 million (estimated)||Athletic budget||$45,437,942|
|27th||2016 athletic ranking||73rd|
|63,725||Football stadium capacity||40,000|
|58,532||2015 average attendance||33,980|
|43-22||Football, last 5 years||47-19|
|Ty Detmer||Heisman winner||Andre Ware|
|Steve Young||Best NFL alum||Sebastian Vollmer|
|John Heder ("Napolean Dynamite")||Funniest comedian||Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory")|
|Mitt Romney, Utah governor||Biggest political alum||Elizabeth Warren, Mass. senator|
|The Y (Shaka)||School hand signal||The Cougar Paw|
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