FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 10: Texas Christian University Athletic Director Chris Del Conte (R), and Big XII Interim Commissioner Chuck Neinas speak to the media during a press conference in which TCU accepted an invention to join the Big XII conference on October 10, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)

Big 12 Expansion Rumors: Florida State, Clemson, Notre Dame Among Rumored Targets

As the Big 12 looks to expand beyond its current 10 members, Rick Gosselin contends that interim commissioner Chuck Neinas deserves much of the credit for keeping the conference alive.

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Big 12 News: ADs 'Committed' To 10 Members, Against Expansion Rumors

Despite rumors running rampant this past month regarding potential expansion, it appears that the Big 12's athletic directors are happy with 10 institutions in the conference -- at least publicly. Chuck Neinas, acting commissioner of the Big 12, addressed the media following the first day of the Big 12 meetings, and said this regarding expansion:

That's certainly one way to quell rumors about expansion.

Throughout the past month, various sources have linked Florida State, Miami, Georgia Tech, Clemson and even Notre Dame to the Big 12. Clemson's Board of Trustees even met over the past week and decided they would be open to offers from other conferences, essentially asking the Big 12 to invite them.

Unfortunately for Clemson, it looks like that interest is not currently reciprocated by the Big 12.

Plenty can change between now and the end of the summer, and a lot very well might change, especially once the new playoff format is decided upon. Things could change once Bob Bowlsby takes over as Big 12 commissioner in June as well, but for now, it looks like the Big 12 is happy with 10.

For more on the Big 12 and potential expansion, be sure to check out SB Nation Houston all summer long.

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Big 12 Expansion: Chuck Neinas Deserves Credit For Stabilizing Conference

As the Big 12 looks to expand beyond its current 10 members, Rick Gosselin contends that interim commissioner Chuck Neinas deserves much of the credit for keeping the conference alive.

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