ESPN Restructures Big 12 Deal Amid Possible Expansion Michigan Football Helps School's Financial Position Big 12 Memo Sheds Light On Decision To Not Expand AAC Eyes "Power Six" Conference Moniker Big 12 Presidents Opt Against Expansion Big 12 Decision Angers Prospective Schools OSU Examines Dip In Attendance At Boone Pickens Florida-LSU Rescheduled For November Delany Stresses Importance Of East Coast Big 12 To Vote On Expansion Next Week
THE BIG 12 ... WHOA, MAYBE MAKE THAT 11
Published December 15, 1995
The Univ. of Texas "may reconsider" joining the Big 12 Conference if the league allows recruits who don't meet NCAA minimum test scores or GPAs, according to today's DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Steve Richardson reports UT has no binding agreement to join the conference, which is scheduled to begin competition next year with four members of the old SWC joining the Big 8. The Big 8 let each school decide whether to admit such "partial qualifiers" or non-qualifiers, which are athletes who fail to meet either standard. Nebraska officials have argued that denying these athletes the opportunity to attend Big 12 schools will put the league at a "competitive disadvantage nationally." The issue will be discussed at a meeting of league CEOs January 7 in Dallas. Eight schools must agree for a policy to take effect. Pac-10 officials say a standing offer to Texas to join that conference is still valid (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 12/15).