Will Dallas-Fort Worth Stop Being Big 12 Country?

Posted by Pete Misthaufen on November-16-2009 Add Comments

When the Big 12 was formed more than a decade ago, the leaders of the new conference decided that they had no need to include a team from North Texas.

The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is the most populous region of all the Big 12, with the biggest TV markets. 

They also saw no need to include a team from the conference's second-most populous metro area, Houston.

The Big 12 clearly felt that they only needed Texas and Texas A&M.  Then hapless Baylor and Texas Tech, who added nothing to the Big 12 markets or any prestige, only obtained membership due to political connections.

For the most part, the Big 12 leaders were correct.

TCU, SMU, Rice, and Houston were very down at the time, and Texas ...

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