I have no links but lots of rumors circulating about the Big 12 expanding back to 12 with Cincy and UCF.
Not sure if true but I'm hoping it just noise.
Until the Big 12 expands back to 12, there will always be speculation of future expansion.
I believe it is just noise with expansion at this time for the Big 12.
There is no need for the Big 12 to expand. Maybe after the playoff begins next year, there could be some push if the lack of a championship game would be the direct reason for a Big 12 team to miss out on the four team playoff.
A lot of fans what to point to 10 teams as instability, however, the Big 12 is probably as secure as any of the power leagues.
The same arguments uses for WVU travel would be created for a tier one schools such as Texas if that school wanted to join the Big Ten or Pac 10.
Unless Texas had a change of heart and wanted to join the SEC, I do not see Texas having any benefits of joining any other league because of the same travel issues that hamper WVU. WVU had not other choice but jump from a failing Big East, Texas does not have too jump.
As long as Texas stays put, there is no reason to believe Oklahoma would jump to less friendly regional conference as well.
I continue to believe that schools in the more coveted ACC markets will be wanted by the Big Ten and future SEC networks.
The Big 12 can sit tight until many of these conference GOR are up for renewal including the Big 12 and make decisions about expansion at that time when college landscape could be a much different in the next decade.
In the mean time, 10 schools and round robin football is the best option for every 10 member school including WVU which has more travel issues.
Again unless the lack of championship game is the primary reason for keeping a future Big 12 school from making the four team playoff, the Bi12 is great shape to remain at 10 schools for the long term future.
I would not be too concerned with the Big 12 knee jerking and taking schools just for the sake of having the same membership as other power leagues.