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BYU, Big 12 interest draws plenty of speculation

by | Sep. 27, 2011

Saints & Sports

BYU remains a prime brand for the Big 12 expansion if the league's presidents decided to grow to 10 or 12 teams.

But that doesn't necessarily mean it will happen.

Why?

Because BYU won't abandon life as an independent with freedom to do what it wants to do with its ESPN TV deal and operation of its BYUtv for rebroadcasts of sporting events.

There are many in Big 12 territory and in Cougar country who can't figure out, if the Big 12 wants BYU, why isn't its administration turning cartwheels to sign on the dotted line with Texas, Oklahoma and the rest of this BCS entity.

Here are a few ideas why I believe this is crawling along.

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