Kansas State coach Bill Snyder favors Big 12 expansion
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder came out in support of Big 12 expansion on Tuesday, saying he supports the conference adding additional teams and a title game.
Snyder said he's in favor of the conference returning to its roots, expanding from 10 teams to its traditional 12, and then creating two divisions and a conference championship game. Kansas State is now the second school from the Big 12 to have a representative come out in favor of expansion. Oklahoma president David Boren also said the conference should expand to 12 teams.
Bob Bowlsby, the conference commissioner, recently said the league would stay at 10 teams for the foreseeable future.
"It is my understanding at present time that majority of our presidents [and] chancellors believe 10 is right number for us," Bowlsby said.
The Big 12 was excluded from the first College Football Playoff last season, when both Baylor and TCU failed to make the final four. The conference named each team conference champion at the end of the season in hopes of securing a playoff spot, but Bowlsby later admitted the lack of a conference championship game probably hurt both teams in the playoff selection process.
College Football Playoff selection committee chair Jeff Long also said the conference hurt itself by not having a 13th game.
- Rohan Nadkarni