As the college football world turns…….the Big 12 needs to just get it together! With all the “will they stay” and “will they go” drama going on the Pac-12 made the decision for the four Big 12 teams that have been speculated in joining the conference, “After careful review we have determined that it is in the best interests of our member institutions, student-athletes and fans to remain a 12-team conference,” straight from Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott’s mouth. Their are many issues in regards of the revenue sharing between the other 15 supposed Pac-12 schools and the University of Texas’s “Longhorn Network.” The top issue was: Texas was not going to share any revenue with the other schools.
Now the Big 12 is still in need of adding one team to three teams, and that is if it can keep Missouri who has been rumored to being the SEC’s 14th school. Not to mention, Texas can still leave to the ACC or go independent. Texas and Oklahoma officials are supposed to meet this week to discuss a possible five-year commitment from all the current Big 12 teams. Oklahoma wants the Big 12 to put regulations on Texas and their Longhorn Network, and also is calling for the ousting of current Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe. Oklahoma believes Beebe is not a functional commissioner especially with the Big 12 losing Nebraska and Texas A&M under his watch. In order to change the commissioner though, a majority vote has to be reached by the nine Big 12 school presidents.
If the Big 12 stays together the major changes that were to happen to college football will be delayed, while the minor changes will have some effect. But mainly in basketball. While in football it is rumored that BYU will be the school that replaces A&M in the conference, but it wants to be assured that the Big 12 conference will remain intact before they begin the application process. If the Big 12 loses Missouri to the SEC as well, Southern Methodist University or the University of Houston would replace Missouri in the Big 12. If somehow the Big 12 can convince TCU to renege on the Big East and join the Big 12 that would be a great benefit to the conference as well. In fact add in Rice as well. Bring back all the old Texas rivalries!!