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Could UCF Join The Big 12?

The expansion waters have been busy.

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Heels off one of the craziest football games in UCF history, another major moment in the history of the university could be on the horizon.

UCF is one of the top candidates to be offered membership into the Big 12 conference.

BYU, along with fellow American rivals Cincinnati and Houston, are also strong candidates to join the conference.

And according to Fox 26’s Mark Berman, the Big 12 is meeting Monday to discuss inviting the four schools to join the Big 12.

After the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners shocked the college athletics world by announcing their departures from the Big 12 to join the SEC, the Big 12 has been in search for some new friends.

With UCF’s ascent into one of the best Group of 5 athletics departments, the Knights have become an attractive option to occupy the eventual Big 12 vacancies.

Texas and Oklahoma are under contract in the Big 12 until 2024, but the Big 12 is currently seeking options to replace them before UT and OU completely disaffiliate.

According to Brett McMurphy of Action Network, UCF must provide 27 months’ notice to leave the conference and pay a $10 million exit fee. Therefore, if UCF were to give notice this month, that would mean that the Knights would stay in the AAC until the end of the 2023 season.

With momentum at an all-time high, UCF joining a Power 5 conference would not only change the athletics landscape, but the university as a whole.

Knight Nation, what are your thoughts of potentially joining the Big 12?