The Big 12 Officially Extends Membership To Houston, BYU, UCF And Cincinnati

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The Big 12 has four new members.

The conference officially announced Friday morning that membership has been extended to Houston, BYU, Cincinnati and UCF. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

No specific date was announced for when the four programs will join, but 2022 is a very safe bet.

There you have it, folks. The Big 12 is doing what it can to stay alive and survive. These four teams have been rumored for awhile as potential members, and it’s now a done deal.

Will they offset the damage done by Oklahoma and Texas leaving for the SEC? No, but it does keep the Big 12 alive.

To what degree remains to be seen. It’s still not a conference that is even close to the remaining P4.

It’s the SEC, Big Ten, ACC, PAC-12 and then everyone else is a mile behind.

We’ll see how it all shakes out at the end of the day, but the Big 12 managed to survive long enough to see another sunrise. Where they go from here remains to be seen.