BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF have been accepted as members of the Big 12 after a vote of the conference's presidents and chancellors. The Big 12 is looking to bolster itself ahead of the planned departures of Oklahoma and Texas.www.espn.com
Big 12 staying afloat and STICKING it to the hope they'd fold and make exit cheaper for Tejas and OKieDokie
Cincy and UCF are up and coming programs with big donor bases...in good TV markets. That's actually a really good move for the B12. BYU is a national program due to the Morman affiliation...think Notre Dame but for Mormons.
Since B12 has a seat at the P5 table, and those programs that have been threatening for a place in the playoffs, they now have easier access. UCF and Cincy are more competitive programs than a lot of P5 programs. They can wreck some people on the football field.