Poll: What Should Big 12 Do Next in Conference Realignment?
As we enter the summer months of the year, conference realignment rumors will be big for the offseason news. On Monday, national insiders reported that seven ACC schools are looking for ways to get out of their grant-of-rights deal that ends in 2036.
For now, the Big 12 controls their own destiny. They officially add BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF on July 1 and begin a new era. The conference will lose Oklahoma and Texas to the SEC following the 2023-24 academic year. New Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark has shown aggressiveness in his promoting the conference. Yormark has said that he is interested in exploring all options with expansion. During his first 10 months as commissioner, Yormark has promoted the Big 12 in New York City and has also explored playing games in Mexico.
“Whoever comes in ultimately needs to have a cultural fit. We want to be a national conference geographically. We explore a lot of things with expansion,” Yormark said during the Big 12 basketball conference tournament in March.
What should the Big 12 do next in conference realignment? Should they sit back and see what happens to the Pac-12 and ACC or should they play aggressive?