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Colorado State make formal pitch to join Big 12

The Colordoan obtained the simple letter from Colorado State to the Big 12.

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At this point, nearly every school that is a public institution has had their formal request to join the Big 12 intercepted via the Freedom of Information Act.

The latest is Colorado State who sent a letter to Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, and was obtained by the Colorodoan.

The letter was very simple and to the point, and sent one month ago on July 25 by Colorado State president Tony Frank.

“Based on the recent decision of the Big 12 Conference presidents to consider conference expansion, Colorado State University wishes to express its strong interest in being considered as an expansion candidate,” Frank’s letter said.

“We appreciate the opportunity to tell our story so you may get to know us better as we work with you throughout your process.”

The complete letter is below.

The Colorodoan requested any correspondence dating back to July 19 which was when the Big 12 announced its open casting call to join their conference, and that is what the Rams did.

This letter was the only exchange between Colorado State and the Big 12. However, the Rams did send a 12-page brochure touting the reasons they should be considered for the Big 12.

The timeline for the Big 12 expanding has varied and could happen when the presidents meet in October or possibly closer to Christmas as Iowa State president Steven Leath recently said.

Colorado State is one of approximately 20 teams who the Big 12 are meeting with about possibly joining the Big 12.