Mitt Romney Fails to Sell Boone Pickens as BYU for Big 12 Expansion Candidate

first_imgMitt Romney has been very vocally supportive of the BYU Cougars in the process of Big 12 expansion that has evolved in recent months.According to recent reports, Romney has gone so far as to call OSU megabooster Boone Pickens himself to try and sell BYU as a candidate for expansion.#OKState donor Boone Pickens said Mitt Romney called him and asked him to support BYU to be included in the Big 12 expansion— Dekota Gregory (@dekotagregory) September 3, 2016 However despite Romney’s best efforts, Pickens currently supports two other teams, both which hail from Texas:#OKstate Boone Pickens’ top choices for Big 12 expansion: Houston and SMU— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) September 3, 2016Last week, the Big 12 narrowed down their options to 11 schools according to an ESPN report, notably removing Memphis, once considered a top candidate, from consideration. Pickens’ comments are a perfect example of the fact that everyone seems to have an opinion on which schools they want to include, but no one really has any idea what’s actually going on. Even billionaires like Pickens don’t have the final say in what the Big 12 will ultimately do as a conference, so maybe we all just need to sit back and grab a drink and a lawn chair and watch this beautiful mess unfold right in front of us.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img