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Big 12 joins SEC in letting schools set athlete compensation

Oct. 07, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference announced Thursday it will allow its member schools to decide the amount of education-related benefits athletes can be given in an academic year following a U.S. Supreme Court decision over the summer. Under current NCAA rules,...

For CFP to expand by 2024, plans need approval in 4 months

Sep. 29, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The college sports leaders who run the College Football Playoff have about four months to come to an agreement on a new format if expansion is to be implemented for the 2024 season. If they can't get it done by then, any change to the way major...

CFP expansion stalls as commissioners sort through issues

Sep. 22, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

A plan to expand the College Football Playoff stalled Wednesday when the college sports administrators who oversee the postseason system were unable to reach consensus on whether to grow the postseason format from four to 12 teams. The 10 major college conference...

Commissioners to share feedback on CFP expansion proposal

Sep. 20, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

The College Football Playoff management committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday to discuss the feedback members have received from campuses since a 12-team expansion plan was unveiled in June. After the 10 major college football conference commissioners and Notre Dame's...

Smith, Ebner carry Baylor in 66-7 rout of Texas Southern

Sep. 12, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Abram Smith and Tristan Ebner both rushed for more than 100 yards in the first half, and Baylor scored touchdowns on its first seven possessions in a 66-7 victory over Texas Southern on Saturday night. Gerry Bohanon was 16-for-21 passing for 240 yards...

Bigger Big 12: BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston on the way

Sep. 10, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

The Big 12 didn’t even wait for Oklahoma and Texas to leave before expanding and the league may not necessarily be done growing after adding BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston. “This was a very clear and relatively easy decision for the eight continuing members of the...

AP sources: Big 12 moving quickly to add 4 new members

Sep. 03, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

The Big 12 is moving quickly on an expansion plan that could have the conference at 12 schools after Texas and Oklahoma leave, with BYU, Central Florida, Cincinnati and Houston as the “most intriguing” candidates. Three people familiar with the Big 12′s talks said...

Standing pat: Pac-12 decides it will not explore expansion

Aug. 26, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

The Pac-12 said Thursday it will stand pat with its membership and not look to expand the 12-team conference, making it highly unlikely that the Big 12 schools being left behind by Texas and Oklahoma will find new Power Five homes. The announcement came two days after the...

College football kicking off in pandemic all over again

Aug. 25, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

The Wild West nature of the upcoming, pandemic-challenged college football season can be illustrated in part by 160 miles of Texas highway that connects the trendy college city of Austin with the bustling metropolis of Houston. At one end lies the University of Texas,...

ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 ally to 'protect the collegiate model'

Aug. 24, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

Facing a rapidly shifting landscape in college sports, the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten and Pac-12 have agreed to work together to create stability during volatile times. Less than a month after the Southeastern Conference made an expansion power play by inviting...