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Big 12 Conference Considers Adding Teams And TV Network

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There might be some big changes coming to the Big 12 Conference as early as this summer.

Conference presidents and chancellors have been talking about the future of the league for a while.

But University of Oklahoma President David Boren let a little information slip out.

"We've sort of said to ourselves: Come this summer, we're going to have to finally make a decision about what we do. We cannot indefinitely postpone decisions," Boren told The Oklahoman. "That's what I had gotten frustrated about. I thought we were spinning our wheels."

The league wants to expand from ten teams back to 12, add a football championship game and create its own TV network.

Kansas State University President Kirk Schultz is chairman of the Big 12 board of directors and confirms all of that is under consideration. “Our fans out there of all of our schools have got to be patient. But we’re talking about the right things.”

Schultz suggests there won't be much new information coming out anytime soon, at least from Big 12 presidents and chancellors. "We need to let the commissioner of the Big 12, Bob Bowlsby, really speak to these particular issues," says Schultz who is also chair of the NCAA Board of Governors.

All of this will be discussed, Schultz says, at the league’s spring meeting May 31-June 3 in Irving, Texas.

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