If others make push for ‘super conferences,’ Big 12 could be forced to act in a hurry

At the recent NCAA Convention in Grapevine, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby suggested that his conference would talk about the advantages of the current size vs. 12, 14 or even 16 members.

While Bowlsby remains skeptical that bigger is better, even the small acknowledgement reignited rumors. One had the Big Ten, SEC and Big 12 raiding the vulnerable ACC for as many as 10 teams. Such a move would go against every signal Bowlsby has sent as commissioner.

In fact, Bowlsby confirmed “exploratory discussions regarding partnerships and collaborations” with three other conferences on scheduling and marketing, including the ACC. He cautioned that none was close to fruition.

Full Article at: Dallas News

Also from the Dallas News:
Big 12′s Bob Bowlsby skeptical of expansion, but things could change in a hurry

Big 12 athletic directors will spend Monday in Las Colinas pondering expansion scenarios from the possible to the unthinkable.

“I could see a lot of hypotheticals being considered,” said one source familiar with the agenda.

Another source likened the sessions that will continue Tuesday with scheduling and bowls to a Big 12 “think tank.”

Full Article at: Dallas News

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