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Big 12 Expansion: Clemson Board Of Trustees Meeting To Discuss Realignment

And so it continues.

Clemson's Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday to discuss conference expansion and realignment, as confirmed by Clemson's Board of Trustees president, David Wilkins.

Wilkins said the meeting is designed to clear up rumors and speculation surrounding Clemson's future in the ACC.

"We're getting the board together to share information," he said. "There's no specific proposal we're going to be addressing. We're going to let everyone share options for the direction forward and share what information they have."

Since Florida State Board of Trustees president Andy Haggard blasted the ACC and its new TV contract with ESPN, expansion talk has kicked into overdrive. Wilkins wants to separate truth from rumors.

Clemson has been one of the institutions rumored to be targeted by the Big 12, should the Big 12 end up expanding from its 10 teams. Notre Dame, Florida State and Miami have also been linked to the Big 12 in various reports. If the Big 12 expands, it will likely target two or four schools to give the conference an even number of teams. Should the conference expand to 14, it would likely be the next step in the super-conferences that seems inevitable.

It is also worth noting that Wilkins said that there has been no contact between Clemson and the Big 12, or any other conference besides the ACC.

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