What does the Big 12 gain from it? Enough teams to hold a Conf Championship that would amount to a Texas - OU rematch most years? Would it bring enough TV revenue to distribute more $ to each school? (we know Texas and OU won't be taking pay cuts, that's for sure).
People think of expansion as pieces to puzzles more than they think of what would actually benefit everyone in the league. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Big 12 become the Big 9. Unless they think Mizzou is already gone.
"Dodds blamed the near-breakup of the Big 12 on university governing boards -- not Texas', he said -- that wrested control of conference decisions from athletic directors.
"People on boards get involved and when they get involved collegiality sometimes stops," Dodds said. "We've got to empower people on the athletics side to put this together and keep it together."
I'd really like to see WVU land in a good conference. They're a great program. And I want to continue playing them for the Ben S trophy. Great tradition. They are the football team I'll miss playing in the Big East.