Pretty quite day, very active evening. Going to break this up into 3 parts: 1st is normal expansion news, 2nd will be articles dealing with the BYU/LGBT issues and the third will be twitter chatter
Report: UT, OU again appear split over potential Big 12 expansion candidates
If UT again one-ups OU and gets Houston into the conference?
There again won’t be many happy Sooners, one would presume.
EDITORIAL: Big 12 expansion will affect entire state in a big way
Several schools are being suggested as additions to the Big 12, but the University of Houston should be at the top of the list. It’s an up-and-coming program within close travel distance of other Big 12 schools.
If the current Texas schools in the Big 12 don’t want more competition within their state, they need to get over those petty feelings fast. Again, the Big 12 expansion will have a large impact on whether the conference survives or not.
Former Houston coach Dana Dimel thinks Cougars would be bad for Big 12
Kansas State offensive coordinator Dana Dimel doesn’t like the idea of Houston joining the Big 12.
“I think that would be really bad for everybody,” Dimel said Saturday at K-State’s football media day.
Houston would be a bad fit for the Big 12 says former Cougars coach
But to Dimel’s point, no Big 12 school outside the state of Texas has given any measure of public support for Houston.
Expansion race: Are Bulls near poll position?
Weeks ranked in top 25 (since 2005 season)
Number of weeks in top 10 listed in parentheses
BYU: 49 (five)
Cincinnati: 36 (11)
Houston: 32 (3)
USF: 26 (four)
UCF: 11 (one)
UConn: 6 (none)
Memphis: 4 (none)
Colorado State: 3 (none)
Wins vs. current Power Five programs (since 2005 season)
Colorado State: 7
How Nike and the ‘blur offense’ have Scott Frost confident in a UCF power surge
It is a serendipitous confluence of fortune for UCF. The Knights have snagged an upwardly mobile coach at the same time the Big 12 is exploring expansion.
“We’ll treat it as a business venture,” UCF president John Hitt said, looking forward to a visit by Big 12 officials. "We would make sure they were greeted properly, show them our facilities.
“If we supply a little food or drink, I don’t think anybody would be surprised by that.”
San Diego State AD Sterk leaves to take Missouri job
Sterk’s departure comes amid talk that San Diego State would make a serious pitch to be part of the Big 12’s expansion plans. It remains to be seen how that might be affected.