AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas says it is staying in the Big 12. Shortly after Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott confirmed to The
Associated Press in an e-mail that the University of Texas had
declined an invitation to join his conference, the Longhorns put
out a statement saying they would "continue competing in the Big
Oklahoma and Texas A&M also say they will stay in the Big 12,
which on Friday seemed in danger of falling apart after Nebraska
and Colorado both decided to leave over the next two years.
Texas president William Powers Jr. wouldn't give any details
about why the school decided to stay put when asked by the AP. The
school has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning.
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