TCU has been invited to join the Big 12 Conference and is expected to accept the offer for the 2012-13 school year, college football industry sources told CBSSports.com.
Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton says the Big 12’s fate largely rests with Oklahoma. Deaton said he and other university leaders “are working every day to hold the Big 12 together” but the next move is largely dependent on the Sooners.
A person with knowledge of the situation says Texas and Oklahoma officials met over the weekend amid speculation that the Sooners are considering leaving the Big 12.
The Southeastern Conference cleared the way for Texas A&M to join its ranks — with a wrinkle. A Big 12 school has threatened to sue if the Aggies leave the fold.
Tennessee’s interim athletics director says that she is referring all questions about possible expansion of Southeastern Conference to the league’s commissioner.