According to sources familiar with the process, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby has sent an email to University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst, explaining the procedures UConn should follow to formally apply for  membership.

Numerous–perhaps as many as 20–emails  are expected to be sent by the Big 12 as it winds its way through the steps of expanding from 1o to perhaps 12 or even 14 schools.  Various media outlets have reported that Houston has also been officially contacted by the  Big 12. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.