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The Big 12 Has Voted Against Adding Members, Officially Killing Expansion

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A lot people have to be angry they’ve wasted their energy for nothing.

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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.

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.

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.