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Conference USA could look to 16 team format in football

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Conference USA football expanded to 14 teams before last season.

The league could be interested is more in the near future.

C-USA commissioner Britton Banowsky says further expansion is an attractive possibility.

"We've modeled it at 16, and it does kind of create some divisions that are a little more geographically connected," Banowsky told CBS Sports. "We haven't acted on it. I think personally a larger conference is better because you get some efficiencies, you get the benefit of a bigger group."

A 16 team league could help C-USA reduce travel costs and create natural geographic rivalries.