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Twitter News & Reactions to Big 12 Adding BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, and Houston

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock these past few minutes/hours/days, you know that the Big 12 has decided to expand into three new states by adding BYU, UCF, and Cincinnati, as well as ... Houston, for reasons. That decision became formal today, as the Big 12 announced it would accept the applications submitted by those four schools and reciprocate with invitations, which were then (or are soon to be) accepted by the schools. It all sounds a lot more complicated than it really is, and in reality, once it became known to the general public (including yours truly) that those were the schools being targeted, it was already almost certainly a done deal. Now it is. And the general sentiment is that the plan for the New Big 12 Conference is to start play in the Fall 2023 in all sports, meaning those schools will more than likely join in July 2023.

Let’s get right to the reactions from Twitter, since that’s what we’re all here for. I’m happy to say that our new cohorts seem extremely excited about joining the Conference, a welcome change from those more interested in attempting to destroy it in whatever way possible. We’re involved in a lively discussion with UCF’s SB Nation account, Black & Gold Banneret, as we speak. So far they’ve only alluded to the Fiesta Bowl once, which is still too many times but less than I expected.

First with the more formal stuff:

Note: this release mentions 2023, but this is for BYU, which is currently independent and has more flexibility. That being said, they’re all coming in 2023. Book it.

Now the less-formal, more opinion-based stuff (except where based in fact like about how good the New Big 12 Conference actually is, contrary to the #narratives):

See? July 2023.

And now the silly stuff:

Seems like a good place to end for now.