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2016 Schedule
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3dJake 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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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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Rapid decline of Jayhawks and Knights

Kansas and UCF, owners of the nation's two longest active losing streaks, both have major bowl wins in the past decade. The Jayhawks won the 2008 Orange Bowl and UCF won the 2014 Fiesta Bowl.

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30dDan Murphy

Know your nonconference opponent: UCF

UCF wants to leave Michigan with its dignity intact, but a date with Maryland provides a chance to show the Knights' 2015 season was a fluke.

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31dStaff

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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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.

Team Stats

Passing Yards187.2102nd
Rushing Yards81.3127th
Points For13.9127th
Points Against37.7118th