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BYU leads the nation with six players named to the watch list for the 2016 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award.
Some schools show excitement, some play it casual, and some are simply hoping to be taken seriuously.
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.
BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said the school would be open to a football-only option to join the Big 12, though full membership with the conference would be its goal.
Answering reader questions about Big 12 expansion candidates and more.
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.
Can Mendenhall turn around the Cavs?
Under Bronco Mendenhall, BYU went to 11 bowl games and enjoyed five 10-win seasons. Virginia hasn't won 10 games in that span (since 2005).
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.
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."
BYU is eager to leave independence behind and join a Power 5 conference, but it won't change its longstanding policy of not playing on Sundays, athletic director Tom Holmoe said Thursday.
Michigan State's game against BYU in early October should be a good indicator for which direction each team is headed.
How do coaches think the four FBS independents will fare in 2016? Opponents anonymously break down Notre Dame's version of Dalvin Cook, BYU's own Johnny Manziel and much more.
The drive to create a network had complicated expansion in the Big 12, but with that debate tabled, the expansion picture could begin to crystallize.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
There are nearly 400 campers registered for the PrimeTime Polynesian Kumite camp today in Norco, Calif. During the camp's opening remarks, they were told over 60 college coaches were on hand from all parts of the country and it was stressed this is an opportunity for them to get on the recruiting radar or improve their stock. Here are some of the most notable schools that were expected to have coaches and/or staff members in attendance: Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, Colorado, Fresno State, Hawaii, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, Notre Dame, Oregon State, San Diego State, UCLA, USC, UNLV, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State
Oklahoma State at Baylor and West Virginia playing BYU are ESPN.com's dream trips for the Week 4 in the Big 12.
BYU coach Kilani Sitake talks to Ivan Maisel, Ryan McGee and Travis Haney about taking over at his alma mater, the luxury of two proven QBs, the rivalry with Utah & much more.
BYU vs Arizona Wildcats
University of Phoenix Stadium - Sat 9/3