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Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

Posted on: June 14, 2010 10:04 am
Edited on: June 14, 2010 1:37 pm

Texas is set to announce, perhaps as early as Monday, that it is now committed to remaining in the Big 12 even without Nebraska and Colorado, according to a report by Chip Brown at

This is the latest development -- and by far the most important -- in the ongoing expansion of conferences. If it happens, it would greatly damage the Pac-10's hope of getting to 16 members by adding five more Big 12 schools to go with Colorado, which announced a move to the Pac-10 last week. The Pac-10 would probably then be reduced to adding Utah to create a 12-member league. reported that Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebee has informed Texas it could make between $20 million and $25 million per year under a proposed new television deal, plus whatever it could make -- perhaps an additional $3 million to $5 million per year -- by starting its own network. It is unclear whether Beebee's estimations are accurate. But, either way, Texas is listening. The school now seems set to hold the Big 12 together and by extension prevent the nation's first "super conference" from being created because the Pac-10 stopping at 12 could cause the Big Ten to hold at 12, at which point it's possible the SEC's interest in expansion would also feign.

The Big 12 has no scheduled announcement of any kind as of Monday afternoon.

Meetings are reportedly ongoing.
Category: NCAAF
Tags: Texas

Since: Aug 27, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2010 10:23 am

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

this would make most sense for Texas, as they are only looking for more money, and rest of Big 12 would agree to about anything Texas wants. i hate Texas, but would also like to see Big 12 stay together, with a couple schools added!! GO CATSLaughing EMAW FOREVERLaughing

Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2010 10:23 am

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

If Texas A&M goes to the SEC, wouldn't that mean that Texas' commitment to a 10-school Big 12 is meaningless, considering that would put the Big XII at 9 teams? (Nebraska, Colorado, and now Texas A&M)

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