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2016 Schedule
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Could the Big 12 use UCF?

Our Ed Aschoff thinks so. With a fertile TV market as a bargaining chip, he thinks the Knights could be headed to the Power 5 as the Big 12 looks to expand its footprint. Most pressing questions (Insider)

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14dBrett McMurphy

Sources: Big 12 to talk expansion with at least 20

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby will conduct video conferences with at least 18 schools that have contacted the league about being considered as expansion candidates.

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14dHeather Dinich

Can the AAC get a team into the playoff?

It's hard to imagine a Group of 5 team making a four-team Playoff, but the formula includes a perfect season, several marquee wins and a conference championship. And even that may not be enough.

UCF has tasted football success

The opponents of Big 12 expansion argue that adding teams will dilute the league. ESPN's Jake Trotter argues differently as many of the candidates have enjoyed success. Two years ago with Blake Bortles, UCF won the Fiesta Bowl. Trotter

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21dJake Trotter

Big 12 mailbag: Expansion extra

In this week's Big 12 Twitter mailbag, we discuss expansion timetables, who has what votes and much more.

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American coaches: Is the Playoff system fair? (2:13)

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

AAC commissioner Mike Aresco said he believes the Big 12 will expand. While the current Big 12 schools must settle on additions and work out issues with network partners, Aresco said the league seems to be "more serious this time." Several AAC teams - Cincinnati, UConn, Houston, Memphis, Tulane, UCF and USF - are considered potential Big 12 targets. "Here we go again," Aresco said during an ESPN event in Hartford on Tuesday. "It presents a new challenge. It's not a surprise. This has been two years in the making. We're going to have to deal with it."

Follow talking season at AAC media days

Head coaches and select players are participating in AAC media days on Tuesday in Newport, Rhode Island. Expect Big 12 expansion to be among the topics addressed. Full schedule

Big 12 expansion on everyone's mind

Head coaches and select players from the AAC are gathering again in Newport, Rhode Island for the league's annual Summer Kickoff and Media Days on Monday and Tuesday. Commissioner Mike Aresco recognizes that it may be the last appearance for several schools. The Cincinnati Enquirer

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31dPhil Steele

American forecast: Houston (probably) won't lose

Houston enjoyed unprecedented success in coach Tom Herman's first season. Can the Cougars keep it going? And who might challenge them from the American's East division?

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32dJake Trotter

Biggest questions to answer now in Big 12 expansion

Is Houston a favorite to join the Big 12? What about UConn, Memphis or UCF as candidates? What are the motives of league heavyweights Oklahoma and Texas? Big expansion questions need answers.

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36dJake Trotter

Future Big 12: The contenders, wild cards and ... UCLA?

The Big 12 is on the hunt for new members. There are legitimate contenders, such as BYU and Cincinnati, and there are hopefuls, wild cards and even a potential Power 5 defector.

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Big 12 set to get bigger

The Big 12 Conference announced on Tuesday that it will begin the process of reviewing expansion candidates. Multiple American Athletic Conference schools, along with BYU and Colorado State, have expressed interest in joining the conference so far. Expansion details

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said new teams could be added to league by 2017. Welcome to the next wave of conference realignment

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

The Big 12 (really 10) announced it's going to explore adding as many as four teams through expansion. The league's board of directors has authorized commissioner Bob Bowlsby to solicit interest from potential candidates. Among the schools that might be considered potential candidates: Boise State, BYU, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Connecticut, Houston, Memphis, UCF and USF. Bowlsby said the Big 12 board "saw the path forward clearly and has taken steps. We need to look at it logistically and put a plan together."

Team Stats

Passing Yards187.2102nd
Rushing Yards81.3127th
Points For13.9127th
Points Against37.7118th