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University of Houston athletic director Hunter Yurachek met last month with Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott while on a trip to the West Coast as the school tries to attract interest from Power Five conferences. nike blazers womens white .Pac-12 spokesman Erik Hardenbergh confirmed Monday that Scott met with Yurachek at the athletic directors request. Houston spokesman David Bassity said Yurachek used the meeting to discuss myriad topics related to the future of college athletics.The Pac-12 has given no indication it is looking to expand from its current 12 members.Houston is a member of the American Athletic Conference and one of many schools outside Power Five leagues that have been working behind the scenes to move to a more lucrative conference.The Big 12 has been considering expansion for months and still has not made a decision. The conference is holding media days in Dallas this week and its presidents are scheduled to meet Tuesday, with expansion on the agenda.The Big 12 is the only Power Five conference with 10 members. The rest have at least 12. The conference has announced it will reinstitute its football championship games and likely break into divisions, even if it does not add members.Houston, along with fellow AAC members Memphis, UCF, Connecticut and Cincinnati, and other schools such as Colorado State, have reached out to members of the Big 12 board of directors to pitch their schools over the last year.The Cougars have a hot football program and a new on-campus stadium, but being in Texas isnt necessarily helping its prospects with the Big 12. The league already has four schools in the state and a large presence in the city of Houston, especially with University of Texas alumni. 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Thats an area where Tim Miles is not lacking.I think were picked toward the bottom, which is where I like to be, so we can pleasantly surprise all our friends and colleagues in the room today, Miles said at Big Ten media day.The Cornhuskers looked to be on the verge of a breakthrough three years ago when they used a late run to finish fourth in the Big Ten and make the NCAA Tournament. Their follow-up: consecutive losing seasons and 12th- and 11th-place finishes in the conference.The outlook isnt bright for this season, either. The team sustained a major setback in the offseason when its best player, Andrew White III, left in late June and eventually landed at Syracuse. Whites departure, along with the graduation of Shavon Shields, depleted the roster of 33 points and 11 rebounds per game.Nebraska is left with only one double-digit scorer in senior Tai Webster , a promising sophomore class and a cast of newcomers who will have a lot of opportunity to play.The nonconference schedule is ambitious. The Huskers play Atlantic 10 co-champion Dayton, Clemson, in-state rival Creighton and pay a visit to Kansas.Miles said the schedule was put together with the expectation that White would be with the team.Its an elephant, Miles said. We built it thinking this was going to be our strongest, most complete team. Now were minus some outside shooting. It was still going to be a huge challenge.Some things to watch for in Nebraskas 2016-17 season:INJURY ISSUESLouisville transfer Anton Gill and freshman Isaiah Roby got late starts practicing. Gill had a procedure on his knee to alleviate chronic tendinitis, and Roby went into the preseason bothered by a stress reaction in his pelvis area. Freshman center Jordy Tshimanga returned to practice this weeek after missing four days with a mild concussion. Nike Blazer Burgundy Mens. AN IN THE MIDDLEJordy Tshimanga , a 6-foot-11, 275-pound freshman, gives the Huskers the big man they desperately need. Hell be in the lineup right away. The Montreal native has had no problem fitting in with teammates with his big personality.Hes got the attitude that creates improvement, Miles said. He wants to get better every day. When I say that, its evident. Hell come and ask questions all the time, and not dumb ones; really thoughtful questions. Thats where you see his learning curve is going to be good.FILLING THE SEATS?Nebraska will start its fourth season at Pinnacle Bank Arena, and it will be worth watching if capacity crowds continue to show up. The Huskers are among eight programs to average 15,000 per game over the last three years and were 11th in the nation last season with an average of 15,430. Theyre 8-10 in home Big Ten games the last two years.EVER THE OPTIMISTMiles said there is huge growth potential for his team: Youll see coaches say, `I didnt know if wed get eighth in the league, and they get second in the league. You could say the same about the Huskers in 2014. Nobody thought wed be anything. We were picked 12th, got fourth and made the NCAA. You never know how its going to come together.GOOD RIDDANCE?Whites surprise announcement to transfer caused hard feelings. Nebraskas players apparently have gotten over it, though.Our guys, theyre like, `Youre with us or against us. I like that about them. That didnt come from me, Miles said. Theyre a good group. When they have that ownership, thats when you have your best teams. 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