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4dPhil Steele

American forecast: Houston (probably) won't lose

Houston enjoyed unprecedented success in coach Tom Herman's first season. Can the Cougars keep it going? And who might challenge them from the American's East division?

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4dJake Trotter

Biggest questions to answer now in Big 12 expansion

Is Houston a favorite to join the Big 12? What about UConn, Memphis or UCF as candidates? What are the motives of league heavyweights Oklahoma and Texas? Big expansion questions need answers.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Memphis coach (and current Virginia Tech coach) Justin Fuente says Tigers "absolutely" could fit in the Big 12. Fuente said the ceiling is high there and "I hope the people of Memphis get that. I'm pulling for them."

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8dJake Trotter

Future Big 12: The contenders, wild cards and ... UCLA?

The Big 12 is on the hunt for new members. There are legitimate contenders, such as BYU and Cincinnati, and there are hopefuls, wild cards and even a potential Power 5 defector.

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9dBrett McMurphy

ESPN poll: Big 12 coaches favor Houston, BYU

Big 12 coaches voted under the condition of anonymity when polled by ESPN's Brett McMurphy on their preferred expansion candidates. Houston and BYU led the way with five votes each.

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Big 12 set to get bigger

The Big 12 Conference announced on Tuesday that it will begin the process of reviewing expansion candidates. Multiple American Athletic Conference schools, along with BYU and Colorado State, have expressed interest in joining the conference so far. Expansion details

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said new teams could be added to league by 2017. Welcome to the next wave of conference realignment

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

The Big 12 (really 10) announced it's going to explore adding as many as four teams through expansion. The league's board of directors has authorized commissioner Bob Bowlsby to solicit interest from potential candidates. Among the schools that might be considered potential candidates: Boise State, BYU, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Connecticut, Houston, Memphis, UCF and USF. Bowlsby said the Big 12 board "saw the path forward clearly and has taken steps. We need to look at it logistically and put a plan together."

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37dStaff

The American's 12 most important players in 2016

The American made a splash as Houston and Temple enjoyed successful seasons. Both quarterbacks are back for those squads. Which other players are indispensable in the conference?

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49dStaff

AAC confidential: Coaches unload on league

How do coaches think 2016 will go in the AAC? Opposing coaches dish, anonymously, on why Greg Ward Jr. is dominant, how Temple is dangerous and much more from the American Athletic Conference.

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60dJake Trotter

Could FedEx deliver Memphis to the Big 12?

FedEx has dangled sponsorship and other revenue to help land Memphis in the Big 12. But the shipping giant's money, and that of other big businesses, might not be enough.

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80dJake Trotter

Big 12 drawing interest from Houston, Memphis

With the Big 12 considering expansion, documents show the conference's composition committee is flirting with Houston, Memphis, UCF and Colorado State.

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82dRyan McGee

What a blown-up CFB map could look like

Notre Dame in the B1G? Boise State in the Pac-12? This is what realignment and expansion should look like, even if it can't. Plus, an epic commitment and more of the best of the week in CFB.

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86dJake Trotter

What the Big 12's expansion wish list should look like

Houston is an up-and-coming Texas-based option. USF-UCF deliver a foothold in Florida. Memphis and BYU have some upside. So if the Big 12 is serious about adding two teams, who's in play?

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Team Stats

Passing Yards324.313th
Rushing Yards186.248th
Points For42.77th
Points Against27.0Tied-64th