Big 12 Expansion (Of Its Trademark Portfolio)


The college football blogs are rife with rumors of conference expansions and the wave of team reshuffling should certain teams change conferences. The Big 10 (which has 11 teams) is rumored to be seeking anywhere from one to three teams. Quotes from Big 12 commissioner Howard Beebe suggest the Big 12 is content with its moniker matching its conference roster and will not add teams. Nonetheless, the Big 12 seems to be hedging its bets or at least trying to block the Big 10 from being able to remove its mathematical misnomer in the event it expands to 14 teams.

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