Expansion Project

The Expansion Project: South Florida

Like the University of Central Florida, The University of South Florida (USF) still has its “new university smell”, conceived and founded just sixty years...

The Expansion Project: Tulane

Tulane University has one of the most unique histories of the expansion candidates.  It was originally founded as the Medical College of Louisiana in...

The Expansion Project: Colorado St.

Like many of the large schools west of the Appalachians, Colorado State University (CSU) was created via the Morrill Act, which granted public land...

The Expansion Project: Temple

This Spring I released part of the Expansion Project that mentioned Temple as a dark horse candidate for the Big 12 and was mocked...

The Expansion Project: Connecticut

Every fan base points to its successes, especially in expansion pitches.  Most will talk about bowl wins or conference championships over the past decade,...

The Expansion Project: Houston

No potential expansion candidate for the Big 12 has received more media attention over the past several weeks than the University of Houston (UH). ...

The Expansion Project: Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati (UC) is an old university, much older than many of us probably realize.   Founded in 1819, it predates Ohio State...

The Expansion Project: Central Florida

Not many expansion candidates for the Big 12 are as young as the University of Central Florida, who was founded in 1963 to support...

The Expansion Project: BYU

The fact that BYU is positioning itself to join a Power Five conference is an indication of where the college sports landscape is headed.  ...

The Expansion Project: Memphis

The University of Memphis was founded in the early 1900s and has grown along with its namesake location.   The bulk of its students come from...

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