Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby and University of Oklahoma president David Boren announced this evening that the league presidents have voted against expanding the conference, going back on their original vote from their July meeting.
Big 12: "We do not consider expansion an active agenda item, but we don't want to say we'd never consider it again"— Matt Brown (@MattSBN) October 17, 2016
Fun. Let’s do this all over again when the Big 12 misses the College Football Playoff again.
The league presidents met today in Dallas and, with a press conference scheduled for 6:30PM Easten, wasted no time to make their decision.
Presidents have begun leaving Big 12 meeting. With meeting ending early, cannot be good for expansion today.— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) October 17, 2016
The move is a curious one, given how public the Big 12 Conference has been about expansion and the number of candidates that the league acknowledged they were considering.
I, personally, feel sorry for Brigham Young, who are in Dallas to broadcast the Big 12 press conference this evening on their BYU TV network, and the Cincinnati reporters that travelled to Dallas to cover the event. I’m not sure what info they had coming into today, but it was clearly bad info.
Someone stop this ride. We want off.