February 25, 1994 - The Big 8 Conference has extended invitations to Texas and Texas A&M of the Southwest Conference, and LSU and Arkansas of the Southeastern Conference. All four members begin competing in the newly christened Big 12 Conference in August 1996.
What will Division I-A look like in the Fall of 1996?
BTW, here are all of the other I-A conferences as they would have been at the time:
Pac 10 (10) - UCLA, Southern California, California, Stanford, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, WSU, Oregon, Oregon State
Southwest (6) - Baylor, Rice, SMU, *Houston, TCU, Texas Tech
WAC (10) - Hawaii, Wyoming, San Diego State, Fresno State, UTEP, New Mexico, BYU, Utah, Colorado State, Air Force
Big West (10; all but Utah State, UNLV, New Mexico State, San Jose State, and Nevada are football only) - Northern Illinois, Arkansas State, Louisana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, Utah State, UNLV, Nevada, San Jose State, Pacific (Pacific will drop football in 1996)
Independents (12) - Tulsa, North Texas, *Tulane, LA-Monroe, *Memphis, *Southern Mississippi, *Louisville, *Cincinnati, East Carolina, Notre Dame, (Central Florida will join in 1996)
Big 10 (11) - Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Purdue, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State
MAC (10) - Toledo, Miami-OH, Bowling Green, Akron, Kent State, Ohio, Ball State, WMU, CMU, EMU
ACC (9) - Florida State, Georgia Tech, Clemson, UNC, Duke, NCSU, wake Forest, Virginia, Maryland
Southeastern (10) - Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Alabama, Auburn, Ole Mississippi, Mississippi State
Big East (8, Virginia Tech and Temple are football only) - Temple, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, West Virignia, Rutgers, Syracuse, Boston College, Miami
*Conference USA begins competition in all sports except football in August 1995. Football will begin in 1996. Houston did not compete in Conference USA during the 1995-96 season.
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