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Big 12 expansion focused on four schools: report

Big 12 expansion focused on four schools: report

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Big 12 expansion talks are focused on adding BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston, according to The Athletic.

UCF, Cincinnati and Houston are members of the American Athletic Conference while BYU is a football independent.

The Big 12 hasn't announced potential candidates for expansion, but commissioner Bob Bowlsby released a statement on Wednesday that expressed solidarity  among the eight remaining schools moving forward after Texas and Oklahoma announced in late July that they are leaving for the SEC.

The current Big 12 television contract runs through the 2024-25 school year.

“Following two days of consultation with the athletics directors of the continuing members of the Big 12 Conference, the eight ADs remain committed to furthering the Big 12 as one of the nation’s premier athletic conferences, and look forward to working with our presidents and chancellors to strengthen the league. Future exploration by the group will continue to center on options that best position the long-term strength of the conference,” Bowlsby stated.

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