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Cougs on Cougs: How should the Big 12 invite BYU to join its conference?

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With wins over powerhouses like Texas and Oklahoma, BYU has proven it could handle the Big 12.
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Welcome to week 28 of Cougs on Cougs! It’s been one week since the Big 12 directed Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to “actively evaluate” schools to add to its conference. Since then, it’s been non-stop speculation about which teams will be asked to join and when it will happen.

BYU does appear to meet all the criteria the Big 12 is looking for, and has been tapped as the front-runner of expansion candidates. In our completely impartial, non-biased opinion (*wink, wink*), BYU is the best candidate by far and will indeed be added to the Big 12. We decided to have a little fun with how the Big 12 might ask BYU to join, and it comes in the form of a Cougs and Contests segment in which you could win a signed photo of Taysom Hill demoralizing Texas, the biggest of the Big 12 teams:

Let’s pretend that the Power 5 is a big dance, like Prom... And the Big 12 wants to ask BYU to that dance. Promposals—where one person asks another on a date in a creative way—are all the rage with the kids these days. How should the Big 12 invite BYU to join its conference in a way that is unique and appeals to the BYU fan base?

To win the signed photo of Taysom Hill, you’ll have to get creative and submit a picture of your BYU-to-the-Big-12 “promposal”. Watch the episode for our examples and then email, tweet, or facebook your ideas to us. The deadline is Mon., Aug. 1! We’ll announce the winner on next week’s episode.

A lot of former BYU Cougars have recently signed contracts to play their sport professionally. We give you a recap of who has signed and where in a new segment we call Keeping up with the Kougars (a terrible play on Keeping up with the Kardashians—please forgive us). Find out where Brandon Davies, Chase Fischer, Kyle Collinsworth, and a few other players are headed to play for pay.

As always, we round up this week’s news from the BYU social mediasphere in our Talk of the Town segment, including a Sports Illustrated article on future BYU football player and current missionary Mo Langi, a Ziggy Ansah sighting in Utah County, and who among BYU student-athletes has the highest GPA.