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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: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2010 5:11 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

I just felt a wind of exhales from Lawrence to Columbia

Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2010 5:06 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

As an Oklahoma season ticket holder, I am very disgusted with the OU adm. for saying we will follow Texas to which ever conference they choose. If A&M goes off to the SEC on their own, Good For Them.
Oh by the way, Texas is using Dan Beebe for their own network, which the Pac-10 said Texas could not have.

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2010 5:05 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

I don't know about everybody else but i can't wait until something is finally decided and we can quit guessing on what will happen. I don't remember hearing one person say that Colorado would leave to the Pac 10 1st and then Nebraska would go to the Big Ten as the 2nd school to leave. So people should just chill out on their terrible predictions and wait to see what actually happens between these hand full of guys that are running this joke of a show. I think Texas probably wanted Nebraska gone and tricked everybody into thinking they wanted them to stay, now Texas will keep the other 9 schools and make more then the Big Ten schools in FB revenue along with total revenue like they always do. The Big XII basketball sure would be fun to watch with the 10 teams still in there, CU and NU were the bottom dwellers in BB. I know BB isn't as big of revenue sport but being how i'm just a fan and don't get any of the revenue anyway, that makes BB just as important to me the fan.

Since: Nov 30, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2010 5:04 pm

Parrish: Rumor Spreader

Hey Parrish, Texas hasn't committed to anything yet.  Their board doesn't even meet until tomorrow & regents aren't allowed to talk about it until then anyways.  The only facts out there is that Texas is now reviewing a proposal to stay in the Big XII...that's it.     

Since: Jun 14, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2010 5:00 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

Well if the Pac-10 snatches Utah then TCU should consider lobbying to go to the Big 12...Houston and BYU could be considered for the 12th team

Since: Aug 15, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2010 4:52 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

It was about the Longhorn network bonehead, and a commitment past 2016 to the conference and an ultimatum.  If your going to tell a story get the facts down before you write this garbage.

Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2010 4:51 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

 I just don't see how anything has changed Missouri was upset about how things were ran in the conference and that is all better now. 
No, its far from all better now.  In fact it might even be worse.   There's not alot Missouri can do.   At least they voiced their opinion on things.   Should an opportunity come knocking like an SEC or Big 10 invite, I am sure Mizzou would be gone.   That would be a big if at this point though.

Missouri has no choice but to capitulate, much like OSU, ISU, KU, KSU and TT who are all in the same boat.  

The only teams that have any pull with Texas are OU and A&M and so far OU has been locked in step with Texas.

There is nothing Missouri can do.   Being in a damaged Big 12 with less pull and less respect is much better than being in a mid major or independant.   The best thing Mizzou can do for itself right now is to keep its mouth shut, its ears and eyes open and at least win the division this next season in football.

Since: Feb 16, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2010 4:42 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

ha!  The aggies could join the NFL and Texas would still be the premier school in the state!

Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2010 4:35 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

I would love to know why Purdue v. Rutgers would be a good annual rivalry game??  ND v State??  Iowa V. PSU??  PSU plays State every year on Rivalry weekend, why would they switch now?  The only thing you got right was THE Ohio St v. Michigan

Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2010 4:31 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

The Big 10 could care less how many schools are in the conference, they aren't changing the name of the conference.  "Big Ten" is more than a conference, it's a brand name now like Yankees, Nike, LeBron James, etc.

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