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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.

Elliott selected by Steele

Memphis' Jake Elliott has been kicking for the Tigers for what feels like forever. The school's record holder in PATs made has a shot to break the all-time points record this season, and Phil Steele makes him a second-teamer. Steele's All-Americans (Insider)

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.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Memphis coach (and current Virginia Tech coach) Justin Fuente says Tigers "absolutely" could fit in the Big 12. Fuente said the ceiling is high there and "I hope the people of Memphis get that. I'm pulling for them."

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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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36dBrett McMurphy

ESPN poll: Big 12 coaches favor Houston, BYU

Big 12 coaches voted under the condition of anonymity when polled by ESPN's Brett McMurphy on their preferred expansion candidates. Houston and BYU led the way with five votes each.

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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."

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64dStaff

The American's 12 most important players in 2016

The American made a splash as Houston and Temple enjoyed successful seasons. Both quarterbacks are back for those squads. Which other players are indispensable in the conference?

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77dStaff

AAC confidential: Coaches unload on league

How do coaches think 2016 will go in the AAC? Opposing coaches dish, anonymously, on why Greg Ward Jr. is dominant, how Temple is dangerous and much more from the American Athletic Conference.

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88dJake Trotter

Could FedEx deliver Memphis to the Big 12?

FedEx has dangled sponsorship and other revenue to help land Memphis in the Big 12. But the shipping giant's money, and that of other big businesses, might not be enough.

Team Stats

Passing Yards324.313th
Rushing Yards186.248th
Points For42.77th
Points Against27.0Tied-64th