Report: Big 12 still split on expansion

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While the college football world waits (some with bated breath) to see what will become of Florida State and the ACC, there’s another angle to the realignment story that should be addressed: will the Big 12 even expand?

According to one beat writer with knowledge of the league, that continues to be a divisive issue among its 10 members. The Tulsa World‘s Dave Sittler tweeted Sunday afternoon that, regarding expansion, four Big 12 schools are okay with the idea, four are one the fence, one is pushing hard in favor of it and one is pushing hard to prevent it.

That seems about right. You can create a general outline of which schools hold which opinions, but one is as obvious as it gets. The program pushing hard to prevent expansion? It rhymes with “Lexus.”

New Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said earlier this week that the “topic of expansion will be on every agenda going forward,” referring to both his league as well as all other conferences. With a new TV deal in the home stretch, you can bet getting a collective vote on membership one way or the other will be one of the next items on Bowlsby’s docket.