Despite the NCAA recently allowing conferences with less than 12 members, such as the Big 12, to hold a conference championship game, another Big 12 school president has expressed his wish to expand the conference.
West Virginia president Gordon Gee has joined the ranks of Oklahoma president David Boren in the call for conference expansion. “I think the notion of going to 12 [schools] is most likely,” Gee said in a story published by the Charleston Gazette-Mail this week. Gee also said that the conference presidents will discuss the possibility of expansion when they meet in early February.
“I think [the remarks] are fairly consistent with the thinking in the Big 12,” Gee said. “It’s nothing new. I’m in favor of expansion. I think he’s expressing what we’ve been thinking.”
Cincinnati and Memphis are two schools that have been thrown around as possible future members, and expect WVU to lobby for their inclusion as both provide Big 12 opponents closer to Morgantown.
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