SMU Sets Sights On Possible Big 12 Opening

DALLAS (AP) – SMU wants to join an automatic qualifying BCS conference and believes the Big 12 would be the best fit.

SMU athletic director Steve Orsini says he’s had informal talks with Big 12 officials for some time to inform them of the school’s improvements and growth.

Steve Orsini talks with Josh Lewin on 105.3 The Fan

He says it’s been SMU’s goal to join a BCS conference since it wasn’t included in the Southwest Conference’s merger with the Big 8. With Texas A&M looking to leave the Big 12 for the SEC, he felt it was time to promote SMU, currently in Conference USA, as a possible replacement.

The Big 12’s BCS status is the biggest draw for the Mustangs, but Orsini says getting to rekindle regional rivalries from the Southwest Conference also makes the Big 12 an attractive option.

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One Comment

  1. Elmer says:

    SMU would get smashed in football and basketball. Their facilities are too small. They have no baseball or men’s track. Why would the Big 12 want them?

  2. ilvrw says:

    Average attendence to home football is less than 25,000. Can you imagine their travel numbers? And our governor is an aggie, so he wouldn’t buy players for them. Tell them Rick….”Hell No MoFo”.

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