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Calkins: The Big 12 picked Houston over Memphis. Here’s why that was a mistake.

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 05, 2022 5:58 PM CT | Published: October 05, 2022 4:44 PM CT
Geoff Calkins
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Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

The Big 12 picked Houston in its last round of expansion. Memphis never had much of a shot. But that doesn’t change the reality that the Memphis program has a higher ceiling than Houston. Here’s what the Big 12 failed to see. 


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