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LM Otero, AP
The Big 12 sports conference logo is shown in Irving, Texas, Thursday, June 2, 2016.

BYU's road through independence has included plenty of discussion about the possibility of joining a Power 5 conference. On Tuesday, the Big 12 Conference said it will be actively looking to expand, although the timetable for that search is uncertain.

Here's a look back at the past six years as BYU has played as an independent in football, all while searching for a power conference home.