Expansion is the hottest topic at the Big 12 spring meetings, and nothing official emerged from the first session.
But the early comments are bound to disappoint those who want to relocate to the Big 12.
“The prudent thing for us to do as a conference is stay where we are,” Texas athletic director Mike Perrin said. “We’ve got a collegial group. We’re well situated time zone-wise, locale-wise.
“The whole Big 12 league situation is really good … I don’t think the Big 12 has to do anything right now.”
No decision on expansion will occur this week, but Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the conference will have a decision — to expand or not — by the end of the summer.
But even Bowlsby sounded like somebody who likes the current 10-team structure, especially when it comes to round-robin scheduling in football and basketball.
“There’s an awful lot right about the way we conduct our competition in our major sports,” Bowlsby said.