Big 12 changes coming after one last season with 10 schools

by | Jul 14, 2022 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas — On the surface at Big 12 media days, nothing really appeared much different. The 10 mannequins lining the main stage donned the uniforms of the same schools that have made up the conference for a decade. As the annual two-day kickoff event wound up Thursday, workers began to dismantle the oversized figures, then carried them one by one off the stage that was adorned by all the team logos.The Big 12 is heading into its final season as a 10-school league. Oklahoma and Texas, the conference’s only national champions, still have at least this season — and up to two more after that — before moving to the Southeastern Conference. BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF won’t join the Big 12 until next summer. And it’s unclear if there could be more teams eventually added to the mix — from the Pac-12, or elsewhere.“Don’t want to speculate, you know, on the future,” new Oklahoma coach Brent Venables said. “I’m going to keep it on this season and what’s right in front of us.”For now, that is the Sooners trying to win another Big 12 title after their record streak of six championships in a row ended last season. As for the Longhorns, they look to make a big improvement after going 5-7 with a six-game losing streak in coach Steve Sarkisian’s first season. He hasn’t decided whether Hudson Card or transfer Quinn Ewers will be …

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