AUSTIN, Texas — University
of Texas regents will
meet next week to decide whether the Longhorns will remain in the Big 12 or
switch to another conference.
The regents announced Friday that they will hold a meeting by
telephone Tuesday for “discussion and appropriate action regarding athletic
The future of the Big 12 is in jeopardy after Colorado agreed Thursday to jump to the
Pac-10. The Pac-10 is also reportedly interested in inviting Texas,
Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech to form a
meanwhile, is expected to announce Friday whether it will remain in the Big 12
or join another conference, likely the Big Ten.
The University of Colorado has officially joined the Pac-10. The Board of Regents unanimously voted Friday to accept a bid to join the conference. Regent Michael Carrigan said the vote was an easy one.
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