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Tuesday Links O' War: July 7, 2015

Big 12 expansion! Woo! It's not quite happening yet, but we can talk about it for hours.


Echols-Luper Named to Hornung Award Watch List |

TCU wide receiver and return specialist Cameron Echols-Luper has been named to the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse.

Swimming and Diving

Former Carroll swimmer succeeding in class and pool at TCU | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Southlake Carroll alumnus Connor Dobbs excelled in the classroom in his first year at TCU while also posting conference-high marks as a part of the Horned Frog swimming and diving team.

Around the Big 12

Should BYU get the first call if the Big 12 expands? | FOX Sports

ESPN's Jake Trotter, Brandon Chatmon and Max Olsen each agreed that if the Big 12 added a team, BYU, led by the strength of its football team, would be the best fit.

Which combination of schools is the best Big 12 option? | NewsOK

But Big 12 expansion would come in pairs. The Big 12 should have added Louisville three years ago and reached 11 members, but that didn’t happen. If expansion ever comes, it will be to get the Big 12 to a dozen members. So let’s look at the best pairs of potential additions. What two schools together make the most sense?

Big 12 being 'psychologically disadvantaged' starts with OU and Texas | ESPN

As the Big 12 has shrunk, the SEC, Big Ten and Pac-12 have ballooned at its expense, creating a sense of vulnerability that has permeated inside and outside the conference.