Big 12: New lease on life or countdown to more strife?

•The college landscape. The drive for expansion by the Big Ten and then a surprisingly aggressive Pac-10 put the Big 12 at risk. For now, expansion seems to have hit a lull.

“I think it has settled down for now, but I don’t think the idea of the superconference has gone away,” Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott told 1280-AM in Salt Lake City. “It was a very compelling vision. At some point in time, it will crop up again.”

With teams like Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma, the Big 12 possesses schools that have proved attractive to other conferences.