Big 12 Expansion On Hold, Says Commissioner Chuck Neinas

While the Louisville Cardinals and BYU Cougars have long been among the two most-reported candidates to join the Big 12 should it expand to a totally logical 12 teams (and a report emerged Wednesday that said the two are very much still in the cross hairs), commissioner Chuck Neinas said after a conference meeting that expansion "could happen down the road."

Neinas said many in the conference like having 10 members as it makes for easy round-robin scheduling. He also said the 2012 football schedule will come out by February 1.

It also means the conference can't have a football championship game, not to mention keeps it out of two more TV markets. Fully expect the Big 12 to make the move to 12 teams at some point, even though it may not be this summer. Remember when the SEC tried to convince you it was cool with 13 teams?

For more on the parties involved, visit Louisville blog Card Chronicle and BYU blog Vanquish the Foe. Stay tuned to SB Nation's conference realignment news section.

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