What's going on in the Big 12 Conference? Two schools left the conference last year and a third school is planning to leave at the end of this year. That means the Big 12 will be down to just nine members. With all the talk of the Big 12's demise, some say it's time to consider a whole new approach to conference realignment. Guest Commentator David Brown thinks he has an idea worthy of consideration. Guest Commentator and sports fan David Brown is an attorney. He lives in Lawrence.