The Big 12 conference has given out its first batch of roses in its expansion efforts, and according to a report, Colorado State made the cut.
The Big 12, as you might remember, is trying to add between two and four teams to its 10-team conference.
Schools across the country lined up to vie for one of the spots, including Colorado State. CSU executives sent a letter on July 25 to the conference expressing their interest, according to the Coloradoan.
It’s unclear what other schools made the first cut. BYU, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Houston, Central Florida and several others were reportedly under consideration.
CSU is currently a member of the Mountain West Conference. Moving into the Big 12 would represent a step up in the level of competition the Rams face and the amount of TV money CSU would rake in. Big 12 schools earned roughly $25 million a piece in TV rights money last year.
Stayed tuned to Denverite for more. We’ll keep you updated as the Big 12’s version of “The Bachelor” continues to play out.