Jul 18, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby speaks to the media during the Big 12 Media Days at Omni Dallas Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
The Big 12 is still scheduled to hold a press conference at 5:30 today to discuss the results of this morning’s board of directors meeting, but reports out of Dallas are that the league has decided to not expand.
Source: Status quo in the Big 12. No members added. League still discussing adding more TV revenue from ESPN and Fox.
— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) October 17, 2016
— Chip Brown (@ChipBrownHD) October 17, 2016
Filed to ESPN. No expansion. No candidate could generate supermajority.
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) October 17, 2016
This comes after months of research, time and debate on the topic from the league and its presidents. If the above reports prove to be true, the 5:30 press conference almost becomes even more interesting. How can the Big 12 possibly spin this decision after how publicly everything up until now has played out?