- From Deseret News
Chuck Charlton of the Dallas Morning News examined the process and shares some information at the same time.
He writes, "Sources confirmed Wednesday that pretty much all the options are on the table, including the possibility of football-only membership with Houston and BYU the most likely members.
The sources also confirmed that expansion has gone from likelihood about six weeks ago to maybe a 1-in-3 chance." After listing the candidates and Bob Bowlsby, Charlton then turns to the conference's credibility, asking the question, "For starters, if the Big 12 opts for the status quo, will anybody ever believe anyone in the conference who utters the word expansion again?" Meanwhile, Graham Watson of Yahoo Sports looked at what led the Big 12 to this point.
She writes, "The Big 12 appeared gung-ho about adding at least two new schools to bolster its membership, a potential television deal and increase its chances for playoff inclusivity.
Schools from all over the country prepared presentations touting reasons why they should be the Big 12’s next school." Then she looks at what might happen if the conference doesn't expand, saying, "But there will be more rumors and next one might be about teams, such as Oklahoma, leaving for what they perceive to be greener pastures.