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Big 12 Expansion: BYU, Cincinnati, Louisville, West VA, Tulane All Rumored Targets

In the wake of the Big 12's lightning-fast move to absorb TCU into the conference, plugged-in reporters throughout the region are speculating on a which school could join the realignment merry-go-round.

From Austin, Orangebloods writer Chip Brown's sources gave him a list of additional targets

The Big 12 appears ready to expand, and the list of targets getting the most consideration right now continue to be BYU, TCU, Louisville and Cincinnati, multiple sources said.

Tulsa columnist Dave Sittler, meanwhile, has mentioned a slightly different list on Twitter:

 Dave Sittler 
Bi 12 source: "BYU, West Virginia and Tulane also on list."
 Dave Sittler 
Bi 12 source: "Louisville next in line."

With the addition of TCU, the conference currently has ten members, but Missouri appears to be angling to become the SEC's 14th member

Right now, it's still unclear whether the Big 12 wants to stay at 10 schools or whether it wants to expand to 12 in order to have a conference championship game. Either way, this story doesn't appear to be fading anytime soon.

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