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Big 12 presidents decide to pass on expansion, leaving CSU and Air Force out

Big 12 presidents decide to pass on expansion, leaving CSU and Air Force out
Posted at 4:51 PM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 18:51:29-04

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference has decided against expansion from its current 10 members.

The announcement came after a six-hour meeting Monday with the conference's university presidents and Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.

The Big 12 has been analyzing expansion options for the last three months, but it never made a commitment to expand.

Conference officials held interviews in September with Air Force and Colorado State from the Mountain West; Central Florida, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Houston, South Florida, SMU and Tulane from the American Athletic Conference; and BYU, which is a football independent with its other sports in the West Coast Conference.

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AP College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo in New York and AP Sports Writer Jim Vertuno in Austin, Texas, contributed to this report.

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