Expansion decision day? Big 12 leaders meeting in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — The Big 12’s university presidents and commissioner Bob Bowlsby are meeting in Dallas to discuss the possibility of adding teams to the conference.

A news conference is planned for 5:30 p.m. Monday with Bowlsby and Oklahoma President David Boren.

The Big 12 has been analyzing expansion options for the last three months, but it has made no commitment to adding to its 10 members and could stand pat.

Big 12 officials held interviews in September with 11 potential new members: Air Force, BYU, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Connecticut, Houston, Rice, South Florida, SMU and Tulane.

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The Big 12 has been tossing around the idea of expansion for almost two years as it tries to find ways to increase revenue and improve the conference’s chances to make the College Football Playoff.


AP College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo in New York contributed to this report.



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