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Pac-12 Says No Further Expansion

NEW YORK (September 20, 2011) -- Twelve is enough for the Pac-12, bolstering the chances for the Big 12 to survive yet again.

The Pac-12 presidents and chancellors voted late Tuesday night
not to expand again. Commissioner Larry Scott says "after careful
review we have determined that it is in the best interests of our
member institutions, student-athletes and fans to remain a 12-team
conference."

Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech were among those
considering a potential move from the Big 12. After expanding from
the Pac-10 with new members Utah and Colorado last year, members of the new Pac-12 won't give them the chance.

Meanwhile, across the county in New York, Big East Commissioner
John Marinatto said his members "pledged to each other that they
are committed to move forward together."


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