Big 12 to discuss expansion at meetings this week

The Big 12’s member schools will discuss the possibility of expansion at this week’s meetings at conference headquarters in Dallas, according to a report from Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News.

Thus will continue the conversation for what has been a hot-button topic for the past couple of years. Per DeCourcy’s report, a source said that BYU could remain the post attractive candidate, but the fact that the Cougars don’t play on Sundays could hurt them.

The source also mentioned the Big 12 moving further east and adding Cincinnati and Connecticut, both of whom have built up considerable fan bases in football. The Bearcats and Huskies’ fellow AAC members South Florida and Central Florida could also be candidates.

The long and short of it is that with the Big 12’s athletic directors meeting Thursday and the university presidents meeting Friday, it’s going to be harder for commissioner Bob Bowlsby to ignore the calls for expansion. There is zero reason why the Big 12 should not add two more teams and thus have a conference championship game in football, as it would give the conference much more respect and clout with the College Football Playoff Committee and add competition.

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