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Here are two reasons why Big 12 expansion is back in play

kansascity.com — No conference has engaged in a longer and more lively expansion frenzy than the Big 12, which has lost four members and gained two since 2010. Now the Big 12 appears to be on the hunt for more members, according to the league's board of directors.

What schools should the Big 12 Conference add in expansion?

kansascity.com — Round up the suspects, Big 12 expansion isn't dead. The Big 12's board of directors announced Tuesday that it has authorized commissioner Bob Bowlsby to explore candidates for the possibility of growing the 10-team conference.

WVU’s Dana Holgorsen says Big 12 quarterbacks could rival league’s pass-happy era

kansascity.com — In Big 12 football history, no quarterback crop can compare to the collection that led teams from 2007-09. Six of the top eight leaders in career passing yards played in least one of those seasons, and one who didn't, Oklahoma's Sam Bradford, won the 2008 Heisman Trophy.

Charlie Strong says Texas should be making more progress

kansascity.com — The corner has not been turned at Texas. Since the 2009 season, Texas hasn't won a league title and finished as high as second once. Coach Charlie Strong begins his third season and understands his 11-14 overall record (9-9 in Big 12 play) is not close to Texas standards.

Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops stiff-arms retirement query

kansascity.com — Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder, 76, usually gets the "How much longer are you going to coach?" treatment at Big 12 Media Days. This time it was Bob Stoops, and he seemed a bit taken aback by the question. "You know that's something you would ask a guy that's maybe 65, but I'm only 55," Stoops said.

Mack Rhoades is introduced as Baylor’s athletic boss at Big 12 Media Days

kansascity.com — Mack Rhoades said telling Missouri football coach Barry Odom that he would no longer be his athletic boss was an emotional moment. "Tough conversation, I love Barry Odom," Rhoades said. "He is a wonderful human being and I think he's going to be a heck of a football coach.

Blair Kerkhoff: School, Big 12 agree, Baylor has sullied conference

kansascity.com — Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby and Baylor interim president David Garland agree that Baylor has sullied the reputation of the conference with the Bears' sexual assault scandal. But Garland said Baylor has begun to fix the problems, starting with the hiring of athletic Mack Rhoades from Missouri.

Kliff Kingsbury happy with Texas Tech quarterbacks present and past

kansascity.com — Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury is high on his quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, and holds no grudges against one who left is program and led an opponent to a Big 12 championship. First, Mahomes, has improved because he's down to one sport. Mahomes is the son of former major leaguer Pat Mahomes and played both sports last season.

Bowlsby: Some in Big 12 fear Baylor scandal has ‘sullied’ league

kansas.com — The Big 12 is coming off a season in which it placed a team in the College Football Playoff and will reintroduce a conference championship game next season. There's plenty to discuss about the immediate past and future along with the present of Big 12 football.

Bowlsby: Some in Big 12 fear Baylor scandal has ‘sullied’ league

kansascity.com — The Big 12 is coming off a season in which it placed a team in the College Football Playoff and will reintroduce a conference championship game next season. There's plenty to discuss about the immediate past and future along with the present of Big 12 football.
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RT @KellisRobinett: OU president David Boren says there is "continued interest in expansion" from the Big 12. League evaluating teams that…

Jul 19, 2016

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