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Report: Big 12 considering bowl game in Mexico

Oct 23, 2021; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; A general view of the Big 12 Conference logo on the field after the game between the Kansas Jayhawks and the Oklahoma Sooners at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Big 12 Conference is looking at bringing a bowl game to Monterrey, Mexico, ESPN reported.

The bowl game, reportedly targeted to begin with the 2026 postseason, would be the first in Mexico between two U.S. college football teams.

It would be the second game on the current bowl calendar to take place outside of the U.S., joining the Bahamas Bowl.

The league is said to be still exploring potential sponsors as well as a league pairing for the proposed bowl game.

Big 12 schools are also expected to begin playing exhibition games against local teams in baseball and women’s soccer as part of an overall initiative to develop the league’s footprint south of the border, per the report.

–Field Level Media