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Big 12 Invites BYU, Houston, UCF and Cincinnati to Join Conference; All Four Will Join

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Baylor Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Big 12 just sent out this release:

The Big 12 Conference Board of Directors this morning voted to extend membership invitations to Brigham Young University, the University of Central Florida, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Houston to join the Conference.

Today’s actions were in accordance with Big 12 Conference Bylaw 1.5.2.b.3 requiring an affirmative vote of a supermajority of Directors, and was approved unanimously by the eight continuing members.

As necessary, institutional Boards will be in session today to act on Big 12 Conference membership. Videoconference announcements with Big 12 Board of Directors Chairman and Texas Tech University President Lawrence Schovanec, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby, and campus representatives are scheduled today at the following times:

Houston - 11:00 a.m. CT

BYU - 11:30 a.m. CT

UCF - 2:45 p.m. CT

Cincinnati - 3:30 p.m. CT

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All four schools should accept invitations today.