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Big 12 moves toward expansion, will evaluate candidates

The Big 12 is accepting resumes from expansion candidates.

The smallest Power Five conference took a significant step toward adding members Tuesday when its university presidents directed Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to begin evaluating schools interested in joining.

Oklahoma President David Boren said the board of directors voted unanimously during a meeting Tuesday in Dallas that coincided with football media days to take another step toward adding to the 10-member league, but they stopped just short of committing to future expansion.

"I think it's a statement from the board that we want to move forward," Boren said. "We've had discussion of the...