A new report lists schools being included in the first cut on the Big 12 expansion list, and of those left out.
A report in the Coloradoan Newspaper says the Colorado State Rams will be invited for the next round of interviews with the Power 5 conference.
Colorado State is in Fort Collins, which is about 65 Miles north of Denver, a major media market.
The paper also reports UNLV did not make the first cut.
The Runnin' Rebels, who call the Desert Resort City of Las Vegas Home, announced the school received word it is no longer a candidate.
East Carolina did the same thing earlier Wednesday.
There were reportedly 20 schools on the original Big 12 expansion list.
That list is now down to nine, including the University of Memphis.
Big 12 presidents are scheduled to meet Oct. 17 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
A vote on expansion could take place at that time.
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