According to an anonymous Big 12 source, college football could be moving toward consolidating into four superconferences, the Dallas Morning News reports. The news comes on the heels of the Big 12 and the SEC agreeing to a five-year deal that would pit the champion of one conference against the other in a bowl game.
"I really can't believe I'm saying this," one Big 12 school source said. "We might be moving to four superconferences -- and the Big 12 would be one of those."
How might this work and what might the Big 12/SEC bowl deal be telling us about the future? Jason Kirk has a few ideas and explored them on Saturday morning.
Along with the other Big 12 and the SEC, the Big Ten and the Pac-12 would seem to be the most likely candidates to expand. Of course, the standard caveats about unnamed sources apply. The Big 12, once on the brink of disappearing, is back in a position of strength within the college football ranks after striking two 13-year television deals with FOX and ESPN thought to be worth a combined $2.6 billion.