Hey, remember this?
According to The Chronicle (different one), the Big 12 is once again considering expanding the conference, and Louisville is the league's top target. While no moves are expected to be made anytime (relatively) soon, two sources told the paper that the conference adding at least one team is "very possible."
Further Big 12 expansion is "very possible," two high-ranking sources told The Chronicle. An expansion committee, dormant for months after the conference accepted West Virginia and TCU into league play, will meet today to discuss its options.
While conference officials stressed that no decision is imminent-and there is some opposition to moving beyond the current 10 member institutions-two schools are at the top of the list, should the league make a move.
Louisville, which the Big 12 considered adding last year, is the likeliest choice, according to people with knowledge of the talks. And Brigham Young, another university the conference has considered, continues to be a possible target. One official said the league was open to adding just one institution. The Big Ten made 11 work for a number of years, the source told The Chronicle.
With regards to Louisville, one of the story's sources went on to say: "they're strong in everything." Well...yeah.
I suppose it's sexy to rehash this now that the college football season is over, but there's basically nothing here that we didn't already to know. There's a strong chance that the Big 12 will look to expand again at some point, and if/when that happens, U of L is going to be the first school they call.
The Big East is looking for stability, but unless some sort of expansion band is miraculously decreed, it's just not possible right now.