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Big 12 approves additions of Utah, Arizona State, bringing league to 16 teams

Related Topics: Brett Yormark, Big 12 Conference

The Big 12 is rapidly getting bigger, as the school's presidents and chancellors voted unanimously to formally add Utah and Arizona State on Friday night.

They were introduced along with Arizona, which was approved Thursday. The additions bumped the league's membership to 16 teams beginning in the 2024-25 academic year.

"We are thrilled to welcome Arizona, Arizona State and Utah to the Big 12," commissioner Brett Yormark said in a statement. "The Conference is gaining three premier institutions both academically and athletically, and the entire Big 12 looks forward to working alongside their presidents, athletic directors, student-athletes and administrators.