PROVO, Utah (KMVT / KSVT) – BYU is one of four schools on the radar to join the Big 12.
Sports Illustrated reported last Friday that the Cougars, as well as Cincinnati, Houston and UCF are expected to apply for membership this week.
We caught up with BYU fans in Provo to share their thoughts.
Gameday in Provo provided major moments in college football history, including the 1990 upheaval of then-ranked Miami No.1 at Lavell Edwards Stadium.
“Come on Cougs, yeah baby!”
Jeff Davis just moved from Colorado to Utah.
“Now that we’re back here in Utah, we have season tickets with my family, so we usually try to attend most of the games,” Davis said.
BYU football has competed as an independent for 10 years after leaving the Mountain West Conference. Like the Big 12, BYU also has a television contract with ESPN.
“I don’t think independence was actually intended for a full term,” Davis said.
Of course, nothing is set in stone yet, but the fans we spoke with are excited about a possible switch to a Power 5 conference.
“Yeah that’s good, I think it’s a good opportunity,” said student Brian Regnier, former Mexico City.
“I think the Big 12 would be a great opportunity for us and great for us as a fan base,” Davis added.
The Cougars just beat Arizona 24-16 and will face another Pac-12 opponent, Utah, on Saturday night at Lavell Edwards Stadium.
Considered the “holy war”, the game of rivalry dates back to the 19th century.
The Utes have won the last nine meetings, but Régnier has his predictions.
Uh … BYU, yeah!
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