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Pac-12 Says No Further Expansion

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The California Golden Bears offense huddles up as they face the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on Sept. 10, 2011, in Boulder. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The California Golden Bears offense huddles up as they face the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on Sept. 10, 2011, in Boulder. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) – 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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