Seemingly once and for all, the Big 12 Conference on Monday announced it will not expand, opting to remain a 10-institution conference.
With BYU having lobbied to join the conference, there was plenty of strong reaction on Twitter from locals as the news unfolded.
Predictably, there was a sense of frustration on the part of Cougar fans that the school was not added to the conference.https://twitter.com/rtmccombs/status/788125552271962113 https://twitter.com/smashmouth22/status/788143161906372608 https://twitter.com/ryfish65/status/788148083284598784 https://twitter.com/marydblanchard/status/788149159568154629 https://twitter.com/sweetie_sitake/status/788154454918836226 https://twitter.com/jamesthemormon/status/788117822828187648 https://twitter.com/criddler21/status/788156891335491584
Perhaps just as predictably, University of Utah fans chimed in on the matter.https://twitter.com/LightUpTheU/status/788110824833331200 https://twitter.com/jesset/status/788121324333834240 https://twitter.com/TheUFanCast/status/788132236033830913 https://twitter.com/NEZUofU/status/788133305149296640 https://twitter.com/pmarti9/status/788147392675614720 https://twitter.com/SBartleScout/status/788153283051302912
Donald Trump and other jokes
With the presidential election just over three weeks away, some Twitter users managed to weave references to Republican nominee Donald Trump into the conversation.https://twitter.com/pistolsguy/status/788153434276896768 https://twitter.com/KevinOnCFB/status/788152220856430592
The Big 12's drawn-out decision to ultimately not expand was the subject of all sorts of jokes.
A sampling:https://twitter.com/TylerDreiling/status/788109759392120833 https://twitter.com/BryanDFischer/status/788109668144951297 Comment on this story https://twitter.com/RedditCFB/status/788150187554254848 https://twitter.com/zakhicken/status/788124552005943297 https://twitter.com/ESPNRittenberg/status/788148607648206848
Ryan McDonald is a sports reporter at DeseretNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanwmcdonald.