The Big 12 is expanding.
In response to Texas and Oklahoma leaving the conference to join the SEC, the Big 12 is reportedly moving to add four teams in the coming years – Cincinnati, BYU, UCF, and Houston.
ESPN's Adam Rittenberg was the first to report the news and said an announcement will likely on Friday with the vote possibly coming on Thursday.
Three of the four teams are currently in the American Athletic Conference (AAC), which requires schools to give a 27-month notice before they leave and pay a $10 million buyout fee.
This would make it unlikely those three teams join before the 2023 football season under the current agreement. However, Texas and Oklahoma's current agreement would keep them in the Big 12 until 2025, so urgency may not be necessary.
It's worth noting that both of those agreements could be renegotiated with different timelines and buyouts.