Big 12 set to meet over expansion, championship game next week

Right now, all signs point to the Big 12 expanding out by at least two teams in the near future. The conference is set to meet next week to discuss the possibility of expansion and hammer out the details of their conference championship game set to return in 2017.

CBS Sports reported that the conference will meet next week in Dallas for some pretty important discussions next week. Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby, Oklahoma president David Boren, and analytics firm CEO A.J. Maestas will all be in attendance for the meeting and the latter’s role is pretty intriguing.

“Basically, if there is a really big transaction in sports at $10 million-plus, there’s a pretty good chance we’re involved,” Maestas said. “Because I talk fast, people mistake me for being smart.”

Right now, there is a big list of names that may be moving to the Power Five conference very soon, which would join TCU and Utah as the only two schools to move up from the Group of Five this decade. Memphis, Houston, UConn, BYU and Cincinnati are all huge favorites to make the move, but ultimately, the Big 12 is probably only accepting two teams.

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