Sources are scrambling everywhere, the 11 finalists are all waiting patiently by the phone, and the Big 12's presidents and chancellors are prepared to discuss expanding the Big 12. Many Big 12 sources have pointed to this day, October 17th, as decision day for the future of the Big 12 Conference.
According to a report published by ESPN the Big 12 will consider 17 schools for just two open spots for expansion. The report lists the following schools as potential candidates; Cincinnati, Houston, BYU, South Florida, Central Florida, UConn, Memphis, Colorado State, Boise State, Tulane, Temple, East Carolina, SMU, New Mexico,
While college football shifts their focus towards media rights, licensing agreements and branding -- the traditions and pageantries that make the sport so wonderful continue to take a back seat. Caught in the crossfires of the transformation is the Backyard Brawl, a historic rivalry between West Virginia and Pittsburgh. Often referred to as
It was inevitable, TCU and Baylor both missed out on the first college playoff and all signs pointed to the Big 12 lacking a conference championship game as the reason. Big 12 commissioner Bowlsby immediately criticized the committee for penalizing the Conference for not having one. But the damage was done