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Big 12 Expansions Rumors: Clemson Open To Big 12 Offer

On Thursday, the Clemson University Board of Trustees met to "clear up rumors and speculation" regarding Clemson's future in the ACC -- or another conference, such as the Big 12.

It appears that the Board of Trustees has decided that leaving the ACC is ultimately what's best of them, but they're not going to be the ones to initiate such a move.

"We've not had any contact from any league," said board chairman David Wilkins. "If we receive a viable option, a viable proposal, that is presented to us by any league, we will consider it."

Asked whether any Clemson official was working on preparing a proposal to another league, instead of one being offered, Wilkins replied, "No. I don't anticipate it."

This is only going to add fuel to the fire for the Big 12 and rumors surrounding its expansion. Clemson has been one of the four institutions, along with Florida St., Miami and Notre Dame, rumored to be targeted by the Big 12.

Now with Clemson willing to listen to offers, other dominoes could start falling into place.

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