Reports: Cincinnati, Houston, UCF will join Big 12 Conference in 2023

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More info from Sports Illustrated: https://www.si.com/college/2022/04/...ucf-houston-cincinnati-texas-oklahoma-changes

Though their joining was already expected, the negotiations are expected to be finalized in the next week, according to Dellenger. BYU will also be joining the Big 12 in all sports, not just football.

There is a possibility that there will be 14 teams in the Big 12 during the 2023 and ’24 seasons. Conference officials will be meeting next week to discuss how a larger team pool could work, examining all possibilities including divisions and whether there should be eight or nine league games.

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Ross Dellenger
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This was the expectation. Negotiations are expected to be finalized in the next week.
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Jon Rothstein

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NEWS: Houston, Cincinnati, and UCF are all planning to join the Big 12 for the 23-24 academic year. https://bit.ly/38zlxwE
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Ross Dellenger
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In fact, the main topic during Big 12 meetings next week will be structuring a 14-team football league: divisions or no divisions? Eight league games or 9? UCF, BYU, Houston & Cincinnati will be in the league with Texas & OU for at least one season (2023) and maybe two (2024).