2010
06.14

Texas has been convinced by a plan presented by commissioner Dan Beebe to stay in a 10-member Big 12. UT officials are expected to announce their decision to remain in the Big 12 as early as Monday.This would end a courtship between Texas and the Pac-10, which seemed to be a for sure thing Friday when Nebraska announced it was heading to the Big Ten and Colorado had a press conference with Larry Scott of the Pac-10. But as it became clear over the weekend that Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State appeared ready join the Pac-10 and Texas A&M appeared ready to join the SEC, Beebe was able to obtain assurances that a TV deal could be reached paying each of the 10 remaining members of the Big 12 between $14 million and $17 million. Under Beebe’s plan, schools would also be able to explore their own distribution platforms, including networks. Texas would not be able to pursue those options in the Pac-10, which is planning to launch a conference network in 2012 and would require schools to turn over all of their inventory. Check out more of the story at http://texas.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1094038

So it seems there will be no 16 team “Super Conference” next year as Texas decides to stay in the Big 12

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