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Conference Realignment -- BYU, UL to Big 12 heating up again

March 07, 2012 09:50PM
Talks between the two parties have ramped up over the past couple of weeks however, with discussions revolving around the possibility of BYU and Louisville being added in time for the 2013-14 athletics season. Such a move would get the conference back to its original number of 12 member schools, and provide it with the opportunity to hold a championship game for football in December of 2013. BYU Rivals site Deep Shades of Blue article titled Nebraska, Big 12 news, 23Feb2012.

More from the article:

It's unlikely that we will see any official announcement regarding expansion of the Big 12 until the conference decides on a new commissioner. League presidents fired former commissioner Dan Bebee in September of last year and replaced him with Chuck Neinas on an interim basis.

On Wednesday, the 80-year-old Neinas announced that he will be step aside effective the end of June with the anticipation that a new commissioner will be in place by no later than July 1. Leading candidates for the job reportedly include current Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky, NCAA interim executive VP of championships Greg Shaheen, West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick.

If, as indicated in the article, BYU is ready to come on lock, stock and barrel (apparently an issue re: sports beyond FB and hoops), we might actually see 12 in the B12 again. We already know UL is ready to join at a moment's notice, despite the BEast restrictions.

Oh frabjous day!

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  Conference Realignment -- BYU, UL to Big 12 heating up again

HawkErrantMarch 07, 2012 09:50PM

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