Originally posted on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 5/15/12
The latest expansion rumors have been swirling around Clemson and Florida State being interested in Big 12 membership. After a week of little to no substantiation of the rumors, a Board of Trustees member for Florida State made a bold statement of displeasure with the ACC and interest in the financial windfalls of the Big 12’s big football money. The rule of thumb when it comes to expansion rumors is that when there is smoke, there eventually will be fire. The only exception to that rule over the past two years—from Nebraska’s move to the Big Ten, to the near-move of Texas and Oklahoma to the Pac-16, to the most recent Missouri and Texas A&M move to the SEC—has been Louisville and BYU’s non-invitation to the Big 12. And even that event might still be ahead of us. While the Big 12 might continue their migration into eastern and southern markets, this all could be a threat by Clemson and FSU aimed at the SEC: take us now or we’ll open up your TV markets and recruiting soil to Te...
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