The University of Houston could potentially be a candidate for moving to the Big 12 should the conference expand. Retired Tulsa World veteran Dave Sittler reported the news on Twitter.
Sources: If Big 12 expands, look for Houston to top candidates list not BYU. Probably a pipe dream, but Big 12 would love a Nebraska return.
— Dave Sittler (@DaveSittler) June 27, 2015
This would certainly be interesting, as the Big 12 is already home to four college teams from the Lone Star State: the Baylor Bears, Texas Longhorns, Texas Christian Horned Frogs and Texas Tech Red Raiders. By having Houston leave the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and join a conference that already has multiple schools from Texas in it, just imagine how much more intense the rivalries between them would become.
Considering how former Big 12 staple Texas A&M departed for the SEC back in 2012, this potential move becomes an even more intriguing idea.
Nothing is official yet and the Cougars have not formally announced any plans or wishes to leave the AAC, but Campus Sports will still update this story if any more information on the subject becomes available.
Houston went 8-5 (5-3 AAC) in 2014 and defeated Pittsburgh in the Armed Forces Bowl. The Cougars open the 2015 season, the team’s first under new head coach and former Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman, against Tennessee Tech at home on September 5.
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