Big 12 ‘open for business’ amid rumors of Oregon joining

A picture of Oregon football coach Dan Lanning graces the backside of the video screen at Autzen Stadium on Dec.  13, 2021, in Eugene.

During the start of Big 12 Media Days Wednesday morning, the incoming commissioner said there’s a lot of interest in certain universities joining the conference.

Brett Yormark, who was introduced as the Big 12’s fifth commissionerwas asked if he has been engaged with any of the Pac-12 schools, and he didn’t dismiss the idea of ​​adding new universities to the conference.

“We are open for business,” Yormark said. “Optionality is good and we are vetting through all of them. I think it is fair to say that I have received a lot of phone calls.

“People understand the direction of the Big 12 and we are exploring those levels of interest. Nothing is imminent, but we are working hard to position the Big 12 in the best possible way.

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