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CU Buffs “in discussions” for return to Big 12 Conference, exit from Pac-12, source confirms

Regents holding public meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, raising speculation of possible vote
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Posted at 4:32 PM, Jul 26, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-27 01:33:37-04

Ralphie could be running right back into the arms of the Big 12.

A source confirmed to The Post reports that the CU Buffs are “in discussions” to return to the Big 12 Conference, 13 years after leaving that league to join what became the Pac-12.

CU’s board of regents has scheduled a public meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, The Post confirmed, and the posted agenda includes an “action item” regarding athletics, raising speculation of a possible vote to explore or apply for Big 12 membership.

ESPN reported that joining the Big 12 was discussed during an executive session of the board on Wednesday afternoon. Multiple outlets reported that Big 12 presidents met Wednesday evening, with ESPN’s Pete Thamel tweeting that they voted “unanimously” via conference call to accept the Buffs.

CU left the Big 12, of which it was a founding member, in 2010 to join an expanding Pac-12, ending an association of 63 straight seasons as a member of the Big 12, Big Eight or Big Seven.

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