Air Force athletic director Hans Mueh called the WAC and Missouri Valley about possibly placing all its sports except football in one of the conferences with the expectation that the football team could be invited to the Big East.
The remaining Big 12 schools have taken a major step toward staying together by agreeing to equally distribute Tier I and II television revenues, a deal that will be complete with all nine institutions' individual OKs.
The nine remaining Big 12 athletic directors held a brief conference call Thursday to define the parameters for stability and assessing their approach to expansion, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com.
The Pac-12's decision not to expand has made the remaining nine Big 12 schools trend toward an agreement to stick together. But Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe's situation is tenuous at best, Andy Katz reports.