Is the Baylor football program close to getting a boot from the Big 12 conference? According to reports, the Bears are concerned that they could be losing their Big 12 membership. From CBS Sports‘ Dennis Dodd:
A prominent source close to the ongoing Baylor sexual assault scandal was “worried” about the school’s continued membership in the Big 12 as the incident unfolded.
The source made this assertion to CBS Sports as the NCAA and Big 12 are concluding ongoing investigations into the scandal that broke in 2016, spanning four years of sexual assault convictions and allegations surrounding the football team and athletic program.
The source, who did not wish to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the proceedings, told CBS Sports that the still-ongoing legal issues threaten to make the Baylor scandal the “biggest in higher education.”
“I was worried about [Big 12] membership,” the source said.
Baylor has yet to receive its penalties from the sexual assault scandal, but it looks like they are preparing for the worst.
Baylor is set to kickoff its 2018 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 1 at home against the Abilene Christian Wildcats. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. ET on the FOX Sport Network.