On Wednesday, the Big 12 was approved to have a conference championship game despite only having 10 teams in the conference.
That same day, Oklahoma president David Boren stated that, even with a championship game, he’d still like to see the conference expand. In a comment to the Oklahoma Daily, Boren said that there were three disadvantages that the conference has compared to the other power conferences.
“The Big 12 is disadvantaged when compared to the other conferences in three ways. We do not have at least twelve members, we do not have a conference network, and we do not have a championship game,” Boren told the publication. “I think that all three of these disadvantages need to be addressed at the same time. Addressing only one without addressing all three will not be adequate to improve the strength of the conference.”
With the Big 12 executives meeting at the beginning of February, one has to wonder if the conference will decided to extend invitations to programs for entry into the conference in order to get them back up to 12.
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