A meeting was held in Dallas today with officials from Big XII schools as well as officials from expansion candidates. The schools met for a few hours this morning but did not have the votes necessary to move on expansion.
Consultants BHV and Navigate have concluded their presentations and left the room. Big 12 presidents now talking amongst themselves.— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) October 17, 2016
Bob Bowlsby is about to begin -- or already has begun -- reaching out to the 11 expansion candidates to inform them of the league's decision— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) October 17, 2016
Speculation ran rampant when this picture with the Big XII logo and Cincinnati's logo surfaced on Snapchat but the rumors and speculation ended up being just that. Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec was in attendance of the meeting and was one of the last ones to leave the meeting.
This may just be the latest chapter in Big XII makes noise for no discernible reason, or it could mean legitimate progress towards making a decision on expansion. A press conference is still scheduled for 5:30 CST but it’s anyone’s guess as to what of consequence will be said at the press conference. Let’s just sit back and see what comes next.