This has been going on for a couple weeks, but hasn’t broken here yet. BYU has given notice to the Big 12 that they want to be considered for membership as the conference looks to expand a couple years hence. It seems that the decision to expand has been made, but the candidates for expansion are still being debated. The Big 12 would take either 2 teams or 4 teams with Houston, Cincinnati, BYU, and UConn leading the pack in various orders, depending on whom you ask.
Apparently, BYU is willing to consider football-only membership (presumably staying in the WCC for everything else) but prefers full membership: http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/17127391/byu-notifies-big-12-interest-joining-conference-open-discussing-football-only-option
Here’s Jon Wilner on BYU and the future for the WCC, saying that Denver is the most likely candidate for expansion if BYU moves on completely: http://blogs.mercurynews.com/collegesports/2016/07/25/wcc/
Thoughts? Many of us figured this was inevitable, but I don’t think anyone’s all that happy to see BYU go…