Until recently, Big 12 expansion seemed like a certainty.
However, in recent days, there seems to be growing skepticism about the possibility of the conference adding two or four teams. The latest man to indicate expansion may not happen is Oklahoma president David Boren.
This comes one day after a columnists suggested Big 12 expansion won’t happen because there are a number of teams against the Houston Cougars joining the conference because it could impact recruiting. The column indicated Oklahoma State is among the strongest opponents of Houston’s inclusion in the Big 12.
The Big 12 is reportedly considering Air Force, BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, Colorado State, Houston, Rice, South Florida, SMU and Tulane.
Cincinnati and Houston are believed to be the favorites, but there is no timetable for a final decision.
Given the recent developments and comments regarding the possible Big 12 expansion, we may be waiting longer than we initially planned before we receive answer.