Why should BYU join the Big 12? Here are 64,000 reasons

When the invitation comes from the Big 12 Conference and BYU administrators study all the possibilities, they will discover four compelling reasons to join the league. They’re right there on the school’s 2011 home football schedule: San Jose State, Idaho State, Idaho and New Mexico State.

Actually, that makes 64,000-plus reasons why BYU should make the move.

Amid the motivation of enabling the Cougars’ built-in national following to access their games as an independent program, BYU cannot disregard the fans who fill the seats of LaVell Edwards Stadium. They deserve meaningful games beyond mid-October, which only conference competition can deliver.

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