REPORTS: Status quo for the Big 12

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.

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?