The Boise St. Broncos have now entered the discussion of possible candidates for an invitation to join the Big 12. This is according to Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News. He also mentions that the BYU Cougars , Louisville Cardinals and West Virginia Mountaineers are also being considered. However, this all revolves around what the Missouri Tigers do, because there is still a possibility they could join the SEC. Also, the Big 12 is considering going back to 12 teams, which is why Boise State is being considered.
So, there are a lot of things that need to happen before Boise State would receive an invite. The most likely scenario that sees Boise State receiving an invite is if Missouri leaves to join the SEC and the Big 12 wants to get back to 12 teams. That is a long ways off.
Also, last week TCU was being considered as possibly candidate for the Big 12, but that has cooled of considerably since the Texas Longhorns do not want TCU as members. And neither does the rest of the Big 12, as they do not want the league to be Texas-centric.
There are a lot of moving parts with these latest expansion reports, so stay tuned to see what comes next.
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