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Big 12 Conference announces it’s looking to expand

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Big 12 made a surprising announcement Tuesday that could have a big impact on the University of Memphis.

After weeks of saying they would likely delay adding schools, the Big 12 Conference presidents just announced it asked the commissioner to explore expansion candidates with the possibility of adding up to four schools.

The consensus out of the Big 12 meeting in Dallas is expansion will happen soon rather than later.

Memphis is competing with a number of schools to join the Big 12, but thinks it has an advantage with a promise by FedEx to be financially involved in expansion talks.

News Channel 3 will have more on this breaking story coming up at six.