REPORT: Big 12 to Add 17th and 18th Member By End of 2023

The Big 12 will continue to look for expansion possibilities through the end of 2023, per reports.

Morgantown, WV – Earlier this evening, the Big 12 voted to add Arizona, Arizona State, and Utah to the league in 2024. This will bring the total number of conference members to 16 next year.

While many think the expansion will stop there, that will not be the case.

According to Jamie Plunkett of Horned Frog Blitz (247Sports), the Big 12 will look to add a 17th and 18th conference member by the end of 2023. Two teams that Plunkett mentioned as possible extension candidates were UConn (Independent) and Oregon State (Pac-12).

Florida State was also mentioned as a potential candidate, but only if nothing comes of a move to either the Big Ten or SEC.

Oregon State, who is one of the four remaining teams in the Pac-12, has formally made their pitch to the Big 12 in hopes of an invitation, per Plunkett.

Things are about to get wild in collegiate athletics. The Voice of Motown will bring you updates as they become available.

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