Big 12 to vote on expansion plans
The Big 12 is movingswiftly to plug the holes
looming with the upcoming departure of Oklahoma and
Texas for the Southeastern Conference.
A person familiar with
the Big 12’s expansion plans said the conference’s presidents were scheduled to vote
on applications for entry into the league at a meeting Friday. The person spoke to
the AP on condition of anonymity because the Big 12 has not been publicly disclosing its discussions about rebuilding the conference in
preparation of Texas and Oklahoma leaving in 2025.
Along with Central Florida and Cincinnati, the Big
12 identified Brigham Young and Houston as its primary expansion targets last week
and then moved quickly to make it happen.
Trustees at Central Florida and Cincinnati have
scheduled special meetings Friday related to conference membership. Both of those schools, along with BYU and Houston, were expected to
receive invitations to join the Big 12
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