How The Big Ten Could Force The Big 12 To Expand
The 10-team Big 12 wants a conference title game, but it'll likely need at least 12 teams before the Big Ten will let that happen.By Carter Woodiel | December 7, 2015
It looks like the Big 12 Conference is getting closer to expanding. The reasons? A desire to play a conference championship game and some intervention from the Big Ten.
As it stands now, a conference needs to have at least 12 teams and two divisions to hold a championship game, but the 10-team, no-division Big 12 is trying to strike down that rule. (Video via Big 12 Conference)
The effort faced pushback from the Big Ten, which added an amendment requiring leagues at least have divisional winners in the title game, something that would be difficult for the Big 12 given its smaller size.