As football coaches and athletic directors gathered in Phoenix last week, the leaders of the Big 12 were pondering the conference's future.
Should the league add members, split into two divisions and create a football title game? Should the conference expand its geographic footprint and create a TV network? And, if expansion is the answer, where does the Texas-based league look for new members?
One thing seems certain — the 10-member Big 12 must do something to keep pace with other revenue-rich Power Five conferences.
And as the league considered its next steps during the meetings in Arizona, the decisions could have a profound impact on a campus 2,500 miles...