Memphis out of Big 12 running, ESPN says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The University of Memphis is no longer considered a candidate for the Big 12 expansion, sources told ESPN.

The school was considered a good pick for the conference based on its backing by FedEx.

The schools still in the running include Air Force, BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, Colorado State, Houston, Rice, South Florida, SMU and Tulane.

These schools are expected to meet with conference officials next week.